DTHA Moves to Amend Regulation of Private Veterinary Clinics Law 2006; Holds Public Hearing

The Chairman of the State House of Assembly Committee on Health, Honourable Ferguson Onwo says the amendment bill on the regulation of private veterinary Clinics was aimed at improving the standard of Veterinary practice in the State.
Honourable Onwo stated this at the Public hearing organized by the Joint Committee on Health, Agriculture and Natural Resources at the Press Centre, Assembly Complex, Asaba.
The amendment bill on the regulation of Private Veterinary Clinics Law 2006, which is an executive bill seeks to amend sections 3, 7, 11 and 19 of the principal law and a creation of four new sections in the principal law.
Highlighting the essence of the Public hearing and the amendment bill, the Chairman of the House Committee on Health, Hon Ferguson Onwo in a joint committee work with Agriculture and Natural Resources, stated that the bill would give room for professionalism amongst Veterinary practitioners as well as Pet Owners, adding that there was need to improve the standard in operations of Private Veterinarians
Honourable Onwo flanked by other members of the committee including Honourables Isaac Anwuzia and Festus Utuama, noted that all contributions from stakeholders at the public hearing would be further considered by the committee and a comprehensive report would be presented to the House.

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Directors and representatives from the State Ministry of Agriculture and Natural Resources, the Ministry of Justice as well as representative of the Nigerian Veterinary Medical Association, Delta State Chapter, while making their contributions, urged the Lawmakers to consider their inputs in the various sections to be amended which according to them would further strengthen Veterinary practices in the State.
Recall that the State House of Assembly at its sitting on Tuesday 14 May referred the amendment bill to a joint committee for Legislative scrutiny

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