Lagos Assembly Passes Anti-Open Grazing, Value Added Tax Bills

*Awaits Sanwo-Olu’s Assent

The Lagos State House of Assembly on Thursday passed the anti-open grazing bill raising the hopes of a new law to guide rearing of animals in the state.

Also passed by the assembly was the bill on value added tax (VAT) during its plenary.

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

Speaker of the House, Hon. Mudashiru Obasa, later asked the Acting Clerk of the House, Mr. Olalekan Onafeko, to transmit copies of the bills to Babajide Sanwo-Olu, Lagos governor, for assent.

The speaker commended his colleagues for their passion to ensure the advancement of the state.

The bill had gone through its second reading on Monday.

Last week, Ondo State Governor, Rotimi Akeredolu, had signed into law the new bill.

The actions are in line with the resolutions of the Southern Governors’ Forum which said no grazing would be allowed again in the member- states.

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