President Buhari signs mental health bill to Law.

President Muhammadu Buhari has finally signed into law the Mental Health Bill twenty, twenty-one after two failed attempts at overhaul in two thousand and three and twenty-thirteen.

The bill, which was harmonised by both the upper and lower chambers of the National Assembly, is the first legislative reform adopted in the field since the country’s independence, and will also replace the Lunacy Act of 1958
The Chairman of the Senate Committee on Health, Ibrahim Oloriegbe, confirmed the development in a post on his Twitter handle.
Mr. Oloriegbe, who defeated the former Senate President, Bukola Saraki, during the twenty-nineteen general election, is a first-timer in the upper legislative chamber, and sponsor of the bill.