REP. WALE RAJI'S COMPULSORY TREATMENT AND CARE FOR VICTIMS OF GUNSHOTS ACT (AMENDMENT) BILL 2023 SCALE THROUGH 1ST READING - LagosTrend

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Saturday, December 23, 2023

REP. WALE RAJI'S COMPULSORY TREATMENT AND CARE FOR VICTIMS OF GUNSHOTS ACT (AMENDMENT) BILL 2023 SCALE THROUGH 1ST READING

 



In a bid to clear the ambiguity and broaden the scope of the Compulsory Treatment and Care for Victims of Gunshots Act 2017 to also include victims of other dangerous weapons, Member representing Epe Federal Constituency in the Federal House of Representatives and Chairman, House Committee on Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), Rep. Wale Raji  on Wednesday, 19th December 2023 sponsored a bill titled- Compulsory Treatment and Care for Victims of Gunshots Act (Amendment) Bill 2023.


The legislator hinted that the aim of this amendment bill is to allow by law, private and public hospitals to accept and provide immediate medical treatment not only for victims of gun injuries but also for victims of other dangerous weapons such as knife, cutlass, bottle daga and other dangerous weapons alike with or without a police clearance/report.


Speaking further, Rep. Wale Raji said the bill will expressly clear the ambiguiting which health and security professionals have identified and feel constrained about under the 2017 Act which specifically mentioned "Gunshot victims". The ambiguity he said has led to loss of precious lives especially when it concerns victims of other dangerous weapons like knives, cutlasses, bottles, daga and other dangerous weapons that were not mentioned in the 2017 Act.


He said this amendment bill is to ensure that no life is lost as a result of the absence of such police report which might not be easy to obtain while a victim is in a critical condition and in need of urgent medical attention. 


Rep. Wale Raji hinted that aside the current bill, he has sponsored the following bills in the current 10th Assembly which all have direct effect on strengthening public institutions for the overall benefit of the nation and it's citizens. The bills are:




1. Code of Conduct Bureau and Tribunal Act (Amendment) Bill 2023.


2. Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria 1999 (Alteration) Bill 2023


3. Electoral Act (Amendment) Bill 2023


4. Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps Act (Amendment) Bill 2023


5. Central Bank of Nigeria Act (Amendment) Bill 2023.


The legislator promised to continue to bring his experience to bear in the strengthening of public institutions, attracting development to the grassroots and empowering his constituents.


*Signed:*

*Office of Wale Raji MHR*


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