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Obiano assents COVID-19, Public Procurement Laws

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ANAMBRA State Governor, Willie Obiano, has signed into law the Anambra State COVID-19 and Other Dangerous Diseases Prevention And Eradication Law.

  Governor Obiano signed the law in the Governor’s Lodge, Amawbia, Awk Southa  Local Government Area.

  The law was recently passed by Anambra State House of Assembly.

  The law which has 15 sections and many sub-sections dwells on the issue of lockdown, closure of educational institutions, penalties for default of not wearing face mask which attracts penalty of N10,000, community service or both, trials in magistrate court, among others.

  Governor Obiano, who called for compliance as his administration is committed to enforcement of the law, said that in order to help stem the tides of spread of COVID-19, his administration understood that the only way around the pandemic is to learn to live with its realities and the new normal.

  He thanked the Speaker of the Anambra State House of Assembly for the speedy passage of the law, as well as members of the State Executive Council, for ensuring existence of the law.

  The state’s Attorney-General and Commissioner for Justice, Uju Nworgu noted that the law generally has to do with how to effectively prevent the virus, adding that Anambra State has been in the forefront of combating and containing the pandemic.

  Similarly, Governor Obiano also signed the Public Procurement Law.

  The amendment is on sections on constitution of the council and e-procurement in line with international best practices.

  According to the governor, his administration had always adopted due process since 2014, stressing that their major role is to review the activities of the Tenders Board which is subject to rectification by the state executive council.

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