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Lagos lawmakers pass anti-open cattle grazing bill, forward to Gov for executive assent

The Lagos State House of Assembly has passed the bill prohibiting open grazing of cattle in the state and forwarded same to the state Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu for assent.

The bill had earlier gone through its public hearing stage on Wednesday before it was finally passed by the lawmakers.

The report of the House Committee on Agriculture and its recommendations, according to a statement, were on Thursday adopted as the resolutions of the House, leading to its third reading.

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The bill was subsequently passed by lawmakers during plenary.

“Thereafter, the Speaker of the House, Mudashiru Obasa, directed the acting Clerk of the House, Olalekan Onafeko, to forward a clean copy of the bill to Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu for his assent,” the statement said.

The House also received the request by Sanwo-Olu to amend and re-order the Appropriation Law, 2021.

The House Committee on Economic Planning and Budget was mandated to look into the request and report its findings in a week.

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