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Lagos Assembly passes bill against cultists, parents

NEWSMAN, Ikeja – Lagos State House of Assembly has passed the Unlawful Societies and Cultism (Prohibition) Bill 2020.

The bill was passed on Monday through a voice vote conducted by the Speaker, Mudashiru Obasa.

Obasa said the house included punishment for parents of cultists found guilty of cultism in the amendment of the Anti-Cultism Law submitted by the State government.

This would further prohibit unlawful societies and cultism, the speaker explained.

Obasa directed acting Clerk of the House, Olalekan Onafeko, to send a clean copy of the bill to Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu for his assent, Daily Post reported.

David Setonji, representing Badagry Constituency II, described the issue as a major challenge.

Setonji advised parents and guardians to take proper care of their children by ensuring they complied with societal norms and values.

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