Senate passes Tinubu’s anti-doping bill

Sharon EboesomiJune 6, 20242 min

President Tinubu has assured that the Bill will ensure to domesticate and enforce in Nigeria, the international convention against doping in sports ahead of the 2024 Olympic Games in France.

Senate passes Tinubu’s anti-doping bill

The Senate has passed a bill seeking to prohibit Nigerian athletes from consuming performance-enhancing substances during or after sporting competitions.

The passage of the executive bill was sequel to the consideration and approval of the report of the Senate joint committee on judiciary, human rights, and legal matters during Thursday’s plenary.

Presenting the report, the chairman of the committee, Senator Suleiman Kawu (NNPP, Kano South) said the joint committee scrutinised the prohibition of the bill and also carried out extensive clause-by-clause analysis to ensure that it conformed to normative drafting standard. 

Senators adopted the recommendations of the committee and approved the passage of the bill.

The World Anti-Doping Code is a core document that provides the framework for anti-doping policies, rules, and regulations within sport organisations and among public authorities.

OrderPaper recalls that the executive bill which was read for the first on Tuesday, 21st May, 2024 was earlier sent to the Senate on 16 May, 2024 for consideration and approval.

Barely 24 hours after it was presented on the floor of the Red Chamber, the bill titled “National Anti-Doping Bill 2024 was read for a second time.

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President Bola Tinubu had earlier assured that the Bill will ensure to domesticate and enforce in Nigeria, the international convention against doping in sports ahead of the 2024 Olympic Games in France.

He said it was also meant to establish the Nigeria anti-doping centre to implement Nigeria’s obligations to the World Anti-Doping Code in conformity with international standards.

Sharon Eboesomi

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