Coalition Lauds Jonathan For Signing Tobacco Bill


The National Tobacco Control Bill Coalition, on Wednesday, commended President Goodluck Jonathan for signing the National Tobacco Control Bill, calling it an extra-ordinary public health legacy.

In a statement issued by the coalition comprising the Civil Society Legislative Advocacy Centre (CISLAC), Environmental Rights Action /Friends of the Earth Nigeria (ERA/FoEN) and Nigeria Tobacco Control Coalition (NTCA), the group also commended members of the 7th National Assembly for fast-tracking the bill process, in readiness for Jonathan’s nod.

CISLAC Executive Director, Auwal Musa Rafsanjani, said the presidential assent, was a remarkable step in efforts to protect the Nigerian people from the dangerous effects of smoking.

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