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Oyo Assembly Set to Curb Cultism as Bill Scales 2nd Reading

Oyo State House of Assembly has reiterated its commitment to end cultism and it related activities, as a bill to prohibit the unholy act has scaled 2nd reading.

The Anti-Cultism Bill jointly sponsored by the Speaker, Oyo State House of Assembly, Hon Adebo Ogundoyin, the Minority Leader, Hon Asimiyu Alarape and the Party Whip, Hon Isiaka Kazeem Tunde scaled 2nd reading on Tuesday.

The bill seeks to abrogate Secret Cultism Prohibition Act of 2000 which seeks to limit cult activities to only few places.

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When passed, it will be become an offence to belong to cult groups or engage in cult related activities in primary and secondary schools, higher schools of learning in Oyo State, and other public places including markets, offices, communities and so on.

According to the Speaker, the Oyo State Cultism Prohibition Act, 2022 is all encompassing as it makes provision for cultism and cult related activities in schools at all levels and all other public places, offices, markets, religious centers and others inclusive.

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Hon Adebo Ogundoyin decried the growing number of cult activities amongst the people especially the youths.

“The bill is important and we are taking it seriously. It will be committed to appropriate House Committees for scrutiny” he stated.

While seconding the motion, Hon Seyi Adisa, member representing Afijio State Constituency, described the bill as timely and pivotal to tackling cultism in Oyo State.

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