BREAKING: Lagos Assembly passes VAT, open grazing bills

The Lagos State House of Assembly has passed the Value Added Tax Bill and the Anti-Open Grazing Bill into laws.

The Speaker, Mr Mudashiru Obasa, directed the Acting Clerk of the House, Mr Olalekan Onafeko, to transmit clean copies of the bills to Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu for assent.

The PUNCH reports that the two bills were passed after unanimous votes by the lawmakers at the sitting where the bills were read the third time.

Read also: 10 highlights of Lagos State VAT bill

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

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

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

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