A law, which prescribes a maximum of three months jail term has been promulgated in Lagos for smoking in public
By Oscar Onojighofia
When the success story of Babatunde Fashola, SAN, governor of Lagos State, is told, many Lagosians will remember him for banning smoking in public places. Last month, Fashola signed the bill passed by the House of Assembly into law.
According to the new law, first time offenders will get a fine of N10,000 and one to three months imprisonment. Those caught committing the offence a second time may be fine up to N50,000 or get up to six month imprisonment.
The Attorney-General and Commissioner for Justice, Lagos State, Ade Apaye noted that in assenting to the bill,