Nigerian Governor Signs bill to Establish Anti-Corruption Commission, 2 others

Nigerian Governor Signs bill to Establish Anti-Corruption Commission, 2 others

- An anti-corruption commission bill along with two others have been signed into law by Governor Sanwo-Olu

- Gboyega Akosile, the governor's chief press secretary made this known on Monday, April 19

- One of the bills is aimed at correcting administrative anomalies in the discharge of public functions

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The governor of Lagos state, Babajide Sanwo-Olu on Monday, April 19, signed a bill to establish the Public Complaints and Anti-corruption Commission 2021 into law.

Legit.ng gathered that Gboyega Akosile, the governor's chief press secretary, disclosed this in a statement.

Nigerian Governor Signs bill to Establish Anti-Corruption Commission, 2 others
Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu has signed a bill to establish the state Public Complaints and Anti-corruption Commission. Photo credit: @jidesanwoolu
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According to a tweet posted by Akosile, the anti-corruption law is machinery required to set up an anti-corruption commission in the state.

Akosile revealed that the governor also assented to the Lagos State Lotteries & Gaming Authority bill 2021 and Lagos State House of Assembly Service Commission bill.

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The bill was earlier passed by the Lagos state House of Assembly after adopting recommendations of the committee on Judiciary, Human Rights, Public Petitions, and Lagos State Independent Electoral Commission (LASIEC).

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Meanwhile, Legit.ng reported that the Lagos House of Assembly passed into law a bill banning the activities of cultists and related illegal societies across the state.

The new law passed on Monday, February 1, stipulates 21-year imprisonment for anyone found guilty of engaging in cult activities.

For students in the state, the law, which prohibits campus cultism, says anyone of them who is convicted would face a jail term not exceeding two years.

In a related development, Sanwo-Olu signed into law a bill approving the 21-year jail term for convicted members of a cult following the ban on activities of cultists and related illegal societies across the state.

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He signed the bill for Prohibition of Unlawful Societies and Cultism of 2021 on Monday, March 15, at Banquet Hall in the State House, Alausa.

The new law also stipulates a 15-year jail term for anyone convicted of abetting cultists or anyone who allows his premises to be used by cultists as a meeting place.

Source: Legit Nigeria

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