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Lagos Assembly Passes Bill On Open Grazing Ban, And VAT

Lagos Assembly Passes Bills On Open Grazing Ban, And VAT

The Lagos State House of Assembly on Thursday, 9th September 2021, passed the state’s Value Added Tax (VAT), and the bill that prohibits open cattle grazing.

The Speaker, Mudashiru Obasa, directed the acting Clerk, Olalekan Onafeko, to transmit a clean copy to Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu for assent.

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

The bill that prohibits open cattle grazing recommends a 21-year jail term for herders in possession of firearms and the establishment of a task force to curb open grazing of cattle.

The anti-open grazing law followed similar laws passed in Benue, Ogun, Ekiti, Ondo, and other parts of the country to curb killer herdsmen activities.

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