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The Lagos State House of Assembly, yesterday, in an accelerated reading, committed the bill on the state’s Value Added Tax (VAT) to the committee on finance and asked it to report back on Thursday after the bill scaled first and second reading. The House also treated for speedy reading, the bill on open grazing before committing it to the committee on agriculture.
Speaker of the House, Mudashiru Obasa, described the ‘Prohibition of Open Cattle Grazing Bill’ as time and one that would ensure harmonious relationship between herders and farmers and protect the environment of the state and the Southwest region.
Source: Guardian Newspaper