Lagos assembly passes anti-open grazing law, VAT bills

The Lagos house of assembly on Thursday passed the bill on the prohibition of open grazing in the state.

The assembly also passed the bill on value-added tax (VAT) during the plenary session.

Lagos assembly passes anti-open grazing, VAT bills
Speaker, Lagos State House of Assembly, Mudashiru Obasa

The two bills were passed after unanimous votes by the lawmakers.

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The bill proposes a 21-year jail term for herders in possession of firearms and the establishment of a task force to curb open grazing of cattle in a city famed for its gridlock and bedlam.

Subsequently, Mudashiru Obasa, the speaker, directed Olalekan Onafeko, the acting clerk, to transmit copies of the bills to Babajide Sanwo-Olu, Lagos governor, for assent.

Immediately after their passage, the speaker commended his colleagues for their passion to ensure the advancement of the state.

“I thank you all for this historic exercise,” Obasa said.

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