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At last: President Buhari cancels doctor’s report request for Gunshot victims

Buhari mourns EaAt last: President Buhari cancels doctor's report request for Gunshot victimsx-Vice President, Dr Alex Ekwueme-dailyfamily.ng

President Muhammadu Buhari on Friday has signed six bills to law, including the Compulsory Treatment of Victims of Gunshot Act, 2017 and the Niger Delta Development Commission (Establishment) Amendment Act, 2017 into laws.

Speaking to Newsmen in Abuja on the development, the Senior special Assistant to the President on National Assembly Matters (Senate), Sen Ita Enang said the Gunshot act specifically make provision for immediate treatment for anyone with gunshot wound with or without initial deposit of initial payment at hospitals.

 

He further explained that.
“A person with gunshot wound shall not be subjected to inhuman and degrading treatment or torture by any person or authority, including the police and other security agencies.”

Speaking likewise on the NDDC act Enang said it included the gas producing and gas processing companies in the list of agencies that were contributing to the Niger Delta Development Commission, in addition to oil companies to increase funding of the commission for effective discharge of its duties.

“Previously, the NDDC Act excluded gas companies. But now he said, The Act makes it explicit that gas companies have to be included.

“This is to diversify sources of funding for the NDDC for the economic wellbeing of the region.’’ Enang added.

The presidential aide revealed that the president also signed the Anti-Torture Act 2017 into law.

According to him, the Act makes comprehensive provisions to penalise any commission that will continue with torture or other inhuman and degrading treatment or punishment of offenders.

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“President Muhammadu Buhari had earlier assented to the Federal Capital Territory Water Board (Establishment) Act 2017, the National Institute for Cancer Research and Treatment (Establishment) Act 2017, the Compulsory Treatment and Care for Victims of Gunshot Act 2017 and Anti-Torture Act 2017.”

Stressing this Enang said the President has charged the FCT Water Board with the responsibility of providing safe, adequate and affordable water to FCT residents.

He added that “the FCT Water Board is also to collaborate with other authourities responsible for water resources management to secure efficient use of water resources for the conservation and protection of water resources of the territory and the nation.

“The National Institute for Cancer Research and Treatment (Establishment) Act, 2017 is to provide national direction in cancer research, control and treatment; guide scientific improvements to cancer prevention, treatment and care, coordinate and liaise between the wide range of groups and health care providers with an interest in cancer.

“The six Acts have come into effect as laws of the Federal Republic of Nigeria.’’

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