25th May, 2020
The Deputy Director/Clerk
Committee on Health Care Services in H102
1st Floor, White House,
House of Representatives Wings,
National Assembly Complex,
MEMORANDUM TO THE PUBLIC HEARING ON THE CONTROL OF INFECTIOUS DISEASES BILL 2020 (HB. 836)
The Coalition Against Mandatory Vaccination in Nigeria (a.k.a. NoMandatoryVaxNaija Movement) and the Advocates for Freedom and Democracy (AFD) wish to jointly submit the attached Memorandum to the Public Hearing on the Control of Infectious Diseases Bill 2020 (HB 836) scheduled for 10-11 June 2020.
Accordingly, kindly find herewith attached a soft copy of the submission in a flash drive, together with 50 hard copies of same.
Kindly accept the assurances of our highest considerations and esteem.
Rev Tony Akinyemi
Pastor Bosun Emmanuel
Coordinator, Advocates for Freedom and Democracy
SUBMISSION TO THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES, ABUJA, FOR THE PUBLIC HEARING ON THE PROPOSED CONTROL OF INFECTIOUS DISEASES ACT 2020 (JUNE 10 -11, 2020) BY THE COALITION AGAINST MANDATORY VACCINATION IN NIGERIA (#NOMANDATORYVAXNAIJA) AND THE ADVOCATES FOR FREEDOM AND DEMOCRACY (AFD)
1. The Coalition against Mandatory Vaccination in Nigeria (#NoMandatoryVaxNaija Movement) is a popular movement that sprouted spontaneously specifically in response to the presentation of the Bill on Control of Infectious Diseases (HB 836) on 28th April, 2020 at the House of Representatives; while the Advocates for Freedom and Democracy, in existence for a couple of years, is a coalition of groups of Christian professionals committed to building a prosperous and democratic Nigeria. The grand Coalition represented in this submission is comprised of a total of 76 groups of Nigerians across religious and ethnic divides. We are grateful to the honourable House of Representatives for the opportunity to jointly make this contribution to a critical national discourse.