FG Plans To Domesticate Chemical Weapons Convention
FG Plans To Domesticate Chemical Weapons Convention – The Federal government yesterday said in its quest to domesticate the Chemical Weapons Convention (CWC), it has presented a Chemical and Biological Weapons Prohibition Bill to the National Assembly.
Permanent Secretary, Political and Economic Affairs, Office of the Secretary to the Government of the Federation (OSGF), Gabriel Aduda, disclosed this in Abuja during a workshop on the role of implementing legislation on CWC in addressing threats arising from non-state actors.
Aduda stated that there has been a renewed call on national governments on the convention to identify and close gaps in their legislative frameworks with a view to strengthening in-countries’ security architecture.
It also aims to meet global challenges and prevent emerging threats from chemical terrorism towards ensuring peace, security and stability.
A statement issued by Acting Director of Information, Mbanefo John, revealed that the Chemical and Biological Weapons’ Prohibition Bill has undergone several legislative processes and was at its final stage before its passage into law.
“We are hopeful that this will be finalised before the end of the eighth Assembly by June next year,” he said.