Lagos Assembly pass bill that could jail coronavirus lockdown offenders

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The Lagos State House of Assembly passed a law on Thursday criminalizing failure to adhere to government’s directives in fight against spread of coronavirus.

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The bill is titled: ‘A Law to Combat and Stop the Spread of Corona Virus Pandemic in Lagos State and for Connected Purposes’.

A part of the 25 sections bill, recommended a month imprisonment or N100,000 fine for anyone who flout  government’s directives on coronavirus lockdown.

The bill would make the Governor to incur the Kick-off expenditure sum of N20 billion to combat and stop the spread of the Coronavirus pandemic among others.

After passing the bill into law, the Speaker, Rt.Hon. Mudashiru Obasa directed the Clerk of the House, Mr. Azeez Sanni to prepare and send a clean copy of the bill to Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu for his assent.

 

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