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Lagos Assembly passes VAT, anti-open grazing bill

Lagos Assembly passes VAT, anti-open grazing bill
By Steve Oko
As the legal tussle between Rivers State and the Federal Inland Revenue Services is yet to abate, the Lagos State House of Assembly, Thursday passed the Value Added Tax Bill, with Speaker Mudashiru Obasa directing the Acting Clerk of the House, Mr. Olalekan Onafeko, to transmit a clean copy to Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu for assent.
The House also passed the bill that prohibits open cattle grazing in the state.
The two bills were passed after unanimous votes by the lawmakers at the sitting where the bills were read the third time.
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Immediately after their passage, Speaker Obasa commended his colleagues for their passion to see that the state continues to grow.
“I thank you all for this historic exercise,” Obasa said.
The House had held separate public hearings on the bills on Wednesday, with stakeholders expressing support.
Some states and individuals are beginning to lend support to Gov Wike of Rivers State, saying that the move is the beginning of the much-talked about fiscal autonomy.
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