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Breaking: Lagos State House Of Assembly Passes VAT, Open Grazing Prohibition Bill

The Lagos State House of Assembly has passed the State’s Value Added Tax, VAT, Bill to transmit a clean copy to Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu for assent onto law.


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


The acting Clerk, Mr Plalekan Onafeko was directed by the Speaker of the state House, Mudashiru Obasa, to send the copy to Governor Sanwo-Olu for further action.


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

Obasa commended his colleagues for their passion to see that the state continues to grow, immediately after the bills were passed, Obama thanked for the exercise which he called historic.


Mean while, the House held separate public hearings on the bills on Wednesday with stakeholders expressing support.

Human rights lawyer, Ebun-Olu Adegboruwa (SAN), on Thursday, backed Governor Nyesom Wike of Rivers State and his Lagos State counterpart, Babajide Sanwo-Olu, for championing the agitation for fiscal federalism for states in the country.

Adegboruwa said the collection of Value Added Tax by states is a form of restructuring.

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