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Delta State HIV/AIDS Anti-Discrimination and Protection Bill Passes First Reading

The Delta State HIV/AIDS Anti-discrimination and protection bill, 2020 has scaled through the first reading on the floor of the Delta State House of Assembly.

The Deputy Speaker, Rt Hon Ochor Christopher Ochor presided over the proceedings of the House, the first time since the inauguration of the Seventh Assembly.

The bill which seeks for a law to prohibit all forms of discrimination and give protection, access to justice, support and care for all persons living with and affected with HIV/AIDS in Delta State, is being sponsored by the Member Representing Warri South One Constituency, Hon Austin Uroye and 24 others.

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The motion for the first reading of the bill was moved by the lead sponsor, Hon Augustine Uroye, seconded by the Deputy Chief Whip of the House, Hon Solomon Ighrakpata who represents Uvwie Constituency.

The motion was unanimously adopted when put to voice vote by the Deputy Speaker, Hon Ochor Ochor.

The second reading of the bill has been slated for the 10th day of March 2020.

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