Lagos Assembly Passes VAT, Anti-Open Grazing Bills

Lagos State House of Assembly on Thursday, passed two bills, the Value Added Tax (VAT) and another which prohibits open grazing of cattle in the state.

The passage of the bills followed unanimous votes by the lawmakers during plenary after the both bills were read for the third time.

Reacting after the passage of the bills, Speaker of the House, Midashiru Obasa, commended his colleagues for their passion to see that the state continues to grow.

“I thank you all for this historic exercise,” he told the lawmakers at the legislative chamber of the Assembly in Alausa, Ikeja.

Obasa also directed the Acting Clerk of the House, Mr Olalekan Onafeko, to transmit clean copies of the bills to the state governor, Babajide Sanwo-Olu, for assent.

The passage comes a day after the lawmakers held separate public hearings on the bills with stakeholders who declared their support for them.

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