Contrary to the threat by Miyetti Allah few days back, on Thursday, the Lagos State House of Assembly passed the state’s Value Added Tax (VAT) law as well as a bill prohibiting open cattle.
Mudashiru Obasa, the Speaker, instructed the acting Clerk, Olalekan Onafeko, to send a clean copy to Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu for his signature.
The bill on open grazing was sent to the agriculture committee by the Lagos State House of Assembly on Monday, according to NG Times.
The two bills were passed after unanimous votes by legislators at the third reading of the bills.
Obasa praised his colleagues on their commitment to ensuring that the state’s development continues.
“I thank you everyone for participating in this historic exercise,” remarked the Speaker.
On Wednesday, the House held separate public hearings on the legislation, with stakeholders expressing their support.
The Miyetti Allah Cattle Breeders Association (MACBAN) has stated that its members are unprepared for the Lagos ban on open grazing.