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Lagos Assembly Passes Anti-Corruption Law

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The Lagos State House of Assembly has passed a bill seeking to fight corruption and entrench accountability among public officers.

The assemblymen passed the bill after its third reading on Tuesday. It had been presented for a public hearing in October according to the House of Assembly’s website.

The legislation had sought the creation of a public complaints and anti-corruption commission, which shall be empowered to investigate administrative actions taken by state officials.

Lagos is Nigeria’s wealthiest state and its officials have been accused of corruption and a lack of transparency in the management of the state’s resources.

The law comes as the Mudashiru Obasa, the Speaker of the Lagos House of Assembly remains under investigation by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, which has accused him of graft.

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