Lagos State Governor, Babajide Sanwo-Olu, has signed the invoice for the Prohibition of Illegal Societies and Cultism of 2021 into legislation approving 21-year jail time period for convicted cultists within the State.
The State’s Home of Meeting, in February, handed the anti-cultism invoice, which additionally stipulates 15-year jail time period for anybody discovered responsible of abetting cultists and residents who willfully enable their properties for use as assembly factors by cultists.
Sanwo-Olu assented to the invoice on the swearing-in occasion for newly appointed members of the State’s Public Procurement Company Governing Board and two Everlasting Secretaries held at Banquet Corridor within the State Home, Alausa, on Monday, March 15.
On the occasion, the Governor additionally signed three different payments into legislation. They’re Lagos State Audit Service Fee (Modification) Legislation of 2019, Lagos State Public Procurement Invoice of 2021 and Coronavirus Pandemic Emergency Legislation of 2021.
The anti-cultism legislation repeals the Cultism (Prohibition) Legislation of 2007 (now Cap. C18, Legal guidelines of Lagos State of Nigeria, 2015) and supplies for extra stringent punitive measures, in addition to makes its utility all-encompassing and relevant to most people, as towards the restriction of the earlier legislation to college students of tertiary establishments.
Sanwo-Olu mentioned the State had suffered the detrimental results of illegal societies and cultism, stressing that the brand new legislation sought to make mother and father extra accountable and present extra curiosity within the up-bringing of their youngsters and wards to make sure that they don’t develop into a burden to the society.