The Federal Government has expressed hope that the Chemical and Biological Weapons Prohibition Bill currently before the National Assembly would be passed into law before the end of the 8th Assembly in June 2019.

The Chairman of the National Authority on Chemical and Biological Weapons Convention (NACBWC) and Permanent Secretary, Political and Economic Affairs Office, Office of the Secretary to the Government of the Federation (SGF), Mr. Gabriel Aduda, has said.

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He was speaking yesterday in Abuja, at the opening of a three-day multi-stakeholder workshop on the “Role of Implementing Legislation on the Chemical Weapons Convention in Addressing Threats Arising from non-state Actors”, organised by the Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW) and NACBWC.

The workshop which is being attended by delegates from Algeria, United States, Sudan, Ethiopian, and Morocco among others, also have representatives of Nigerian security agencies including the Nigeria Police Force, the military, the Nigerian Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC), the Nigerian Customs Service (NCS), the Department of State Services (DSS) and the National Security Adviser (NSA) among others.

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