Lagos State Assembly Passes VAT and Anti-Open Grazing Bills
The Lagos State House of Assembly has passed the Value Added Tax (VAT) bill, as well as a bill prohibiting cattle from being grazed in the open in the state.
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After being read for the third time, the two bills were unanimously passed by the lawmakers during Thursday’s plenary.
Following the bills’ passage, Speaker of the House Mudashiru Obasa praised his colleagues for their commitment to ensuring the state’s continued growth.
He told lawmakers in the Assembly’s legislative chamber in Alausa, Ikeja, “I thank you all for this historic exercise.”
Mr Olalekan Onafeko, the Acting Clerk of the House, was also directed by Obasa to send clean copies of the bills to the state governor, Babajide Sanwo-Olu, for his signature.
The legislation was passed just one day after lawmakers held separate public hearings on the bills, during which stakeholders expressed their support for them.