Assembly passes Osun HIV anti-discrimination bill

The Osun House of on Wednesday, passed the state HIV and AIDS anti-discriminatory bill.
followed the adoption of a motion by Majority Leader, Mr Moruf Olanrewaju and seconded by Deputy Speaker, Mr Simeon Popoola plenary Osogbo.
The Bill, which forwarded by Gov. Gboyega Oyetola, on Feb. 16, moved for third reading and eventual passage plenary.

Speaker of the House, Timothy Owoeye said shortly after the passage the bill would discrimination against people living with HIV and AIDS the state, once signed into law by the state governor.
“The Bill will revent discrimination against people living with HIV and anybody deny them access to or public facilities because of their status will now committing a crime.
“It would protect the and dignity of people living with HIV/AIDS the state,” he said.

He, however, advised people living with HIV to careful and ensure they do not spread the virus.
Earlier, a private member bill, Osun Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19) Protection Bill 2021, introduced by Deputy Speaker, Simeon Popoola, which given first reading.

The Speaker, while reading the letter introducing the bill, said the bill sought to provide for the and wellbeing of Osun people and COVID-19 safety protocols. (NAN)