Lagos Assembly passes VAT, Anti-Open Grazing Bills

The Lagos state House of Assembly has passed the Value Added Tax Bill.

The House also passed the bill that prohibits open cattle grazing in the state.

The two bills were passed on Thursday after unanimous votes by the lawmakers at the sitting where the bills were read the third time.

Immediately after their passage, Speaker Mudashiru Obasa commended his colleagues for their passion to see that the state continues to grow.

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

Obasa then directed the Acting Clerk of the House, Mr. Olalekan Onafeko, to transmit a clean copy to Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu for assent.

The House had held separate public hearings on the bills on Wednesday, with stakeholders expressing support.

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