OrderPaperToday – The House of Representatives has said legislative work on the Control of Infectious Disease bill is still ongoing unhindered.
This was made known by Mr. Benjamin Kalu, its spokesperson who said that no arm of government can stop the parliament from carrying out its constitutional duties.
Kalu, who doubles as chairman of the House Committee on media and public affairs, made these assertions during a press briefing with the press corps on Thursday.
The lawmaker said: “Anyone who who wants to stop the parliament from doing its work would have to wait for the institution to finish and then take action against the outcome of the process.”
He pointed out that the three arms of the government all have separate responsibilities and the legislature being the first institution cannot be subjected to the whims and caprices of the executive or the judiciary.
It would be recalled that the first public hearing scheduled by the House for the Control of Infectious Disease bill on May 27,2020 was put off due to a High Court injunction restraining the House leaders from engaging in the exercise until it was rescheduled and held later at the green chamber.
Again, on Tuesday 30 June 2020, Justice Ijeoma Chukwu of Federal High Court quashed a suit by former senator Dino Melaye against House over controversial bill.