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.