LAGOS STATE AGRICULTURE AND LIVESTOCK SERVICES BOARD LAW

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LAGOS STATE AGRICULTURE AND LIVESTOCK SERVICES BOARD LAW

ARRANGEMENT OF SECTIONS

1.       Establishment of the Board

2.       Membership of the Board

3.       Tenure of Office and Remuneration of members

4.       Removal from office and revocation of appointment

5.       Secretary to the Board

6.       General functions of the Board

7.       Power of Board to engage staff and transfer of certain staff to the Board

8.       Funds and resources of the Board

9.       Borrowing of the Board

10.     Application of sum s received by the Board

11.     Power to invest

12.     Officers of the Board

13.     Power of the Board to establish and maintain departments etc.

14.     Retirement Benefits

15.     Accounts

16.     Audit

17.     Annual Report

18.     Advisory Committees

19.     Power to make Regulations

20.     Interpretation

21.     Citation

SCHEDULE

LAGOS STATE AGRICULTURE AND LIVESTOCK SERVICES BOARD LAW

A LAW TO PROVIDE FOR THE ESTABLISHMENT OF THE LAGOS STATE AGRICULTURE AND LIVESTOCK SERVICES BOARD AND FOR CONNECTED PURPOSES.

[1980 No.4] [Commencement]

1.      Establishment of the Board

(1)     There is established a body to be known as the Lagos State Agriculture and Livestock Services Board (referred to as “the Board”) which will have such powers and exercise such functions as are specified in this Law.

(2)     The Board is a body corporate with perpetual succession and a common seal.

(3)     The Board may sue and be sued in its corporate name, and has power to enter into contracts and to acquire, purchase, hold, lease, mortgage, sell and dispose of moveable and immovable property.

(4)     The supplementary provisions contained in the Schedule to this Law has effect in relation to the Board.

2.      Membership of the Board

(1)     The Board consists of—

(a)     a Chairman (who will be the Commissioner for Agriculture and Co- operatives);

(b)     not more than seven (7) other members;

(c)     the General Manager shall be an ex-officio Member.

(2)     The Chairman and the members of the Board will be appointed by the Governor.

3.      Tenure of office and Remuneration of members

(1)     Subject to the provisions of this Law, a person appointed to be a member of the Board, not being a public officer, shall hold office for a period of three (3)years from the date of appointment.

(2)     A member not being a public officer may resign the appointment by a letter addressed to the Governor.

(3)     A member of the Board not being a public officer will be paid such remuneration and allowances as the Governor may determine.

4.      Removal from office and revocation of appointment

(1)     A member may be removed from office at any time by the Governor.

(2)     Without prejudice to the generality of subsection (1) of this Section, if the Governor is satisfied that a member—

(a)     has been absent from three (3)consecutive meetings of the Board without the permission of-

(i)       in the case of a Chairman, the Governor; and

(ii)     in the case of a member, the Chairman, or

(b)     has been convicted of an offence involving or necessarily implying fraud   or dishonesty; or

(c)     is incapacitated by physical or mental illness from performing the  functions as a member; or

(d)     has such financial or other interest in the operations of the Board or  otherwise as in the opinion of the Governor is likely to affect prejudicially the discharge of the functions as a member ; or

(e)     for any other reason is in the opinion of the Governor unfit to continue as a member, the Governor may revoke the appointment of that member.

5.      Secretary to the Board

(1)     There shall be a Secretary to the Board who shall conduct its correspondence and keep its record and exercise such functions as the Board may direct or as may be conferred under this Law.

(2)     There shall be a Secretary to the Board who will be-

(a)     responsible to the General Manager;

(b)     conduct its correspondence and keeps its record; and exercise such functions as Board may direct or as may be conferred under this Law.

6.      General functions of the Board

(1)     The general functions of the Board are to—

(a)     undertake the securing of ten hectares of land per person undertaking crop productions;

(b)     undertake the preparation and the planting of arable crops for the Cooperative and individual farmers;

(c)     undertake the cultivation, harvesting, processing, storage and marketing of all farm produce;

(d)     provide equipment for the above jobs as well as providing transportation to facilitate the accomplishment of the process;

(e)     provide seeds, herbicides, insecticides, rodenticides and fertilizers with its complimentary applicators to farmers;

(f)      provide facilities for rearing, processing, storage and distribution of meat birds at central depots for all Poultry farmers especially the Co-operative group;

(g)     organise the processing and marketing of eggs produced by the Cooperative farmers and individuals interested in selling through the same sources; ‘

(h)     purchase or sell, agricultural and livestock products in any part of the State, and Federation, from the owner of the thing purchased or from a dealer licensed under the law;

(i)      organise a credit scheme for farming activities both for the livestock and Crops farmers.

(2)     The Board has power for the purpose of carrying out its functions to do all such acts as appear to it to be requisite, advantageously convenient for or in connection with the carrying out of its functions or to be incidental to their proper discharge under this Law.

7.      Power of Board to engage staff and transfer of certain staff to the Board

(1)     Subject to the provisions of this Law, the Board has power to engage, appoint, promote and exercise disciplinary control over such staff as it may consider necessary to engage for the purpose of its functions under this Law:

(2)     Provided that the Board may, subject to such conditions as it may deem fit, and with the approval of the Governor delegate any of its powers to the General Manager, or other employee of the Board.

(3)     There will be transferred to the Board, as soon as possible after the commencement of this Law in accordance with the procedure applicable in respect of the transfers of officers of the public service of the State or the service of the Local Government Councils as the case may be, from amongst employees of the Local Government Councils or officers of the civil service of the State who are willing to serve the Board, such of them as may be selected by the Board for the purpose of carrying on its functions under this Law.

8.      Funds and resources of the Board

The funds and resources of the Board will consist of all-

(a)     sums as may be lent or granted to the Board by the State Government;

(b)     sums as may be lent to the Board by any person;

(c)     properties and investments acquired by or vested in the Board and all monies earned or arising from it;

(d)     sums received by or falling due to the Board in respect of the repayment of any loan made by the Board or interest payable in respect of such loan;

(e)     sums derived from the sale of agricultural and livestock products; and

(f)      sums of money which may in any manner become payable to or invested in the Board in respect of any matter incidental to its functions.

9.      Borrowing of the Board

(1)     The Board may with the consent of the Governor borrow (by mortgage or otherwise and on such terms or conditions as the Board may with the consent determine) such sums of money as may be required in the exercise of the functions conferred on the Board by this Law or any other Law.

(2)     There may be attached to any consent to borrow under subsection (1) above, other conditions that the money borrowed, must be used for a specified purpose or purposes.

(3)     A person lending money to the Board will not be bound to inquire whether the borrowing of money is within the power of the Board.

10.    Application of sums received by the Board

All sums received by the Board will be credited to the funds of the Board.

11.    Power to invest

The Board may invest money standing to its credit and not for the time being required for the purposes of its functions, in securities approved by the Governor, and the Board may vary or sell such investments.

12.    Officers of the Board

There will be an officer of the Board to be known as the General Manager. The General Manager has responsibility for the implementation of the policy decisions of the Board and for the day to day administration of the affairs of the Board in accordance with the provisions of this Law.

13.    Power of the board to establish and maintain departments etc.

The Board has power to establish and maintain such major departments, subsidiary divisions and sections and devise and use such forms and procedure and make all other administrative arrangements as may in the opinion of the Board be necessary or expedient for the performance of its functions under this Law.

14.    Retirement Benefits

The Board may grant pensions, gratuities, retiring benefits to any of its officers or servants and may require its officers or servants to contribute to any pension or contributory scheme.

15.    Accounts

The Board must keep such accounts and related records as the Governor will direct.

16.    Audit

(1)     The accounts of the Board for each year must be audited as soon as possible after the end of the year by external auditors appointed from the list of approved auditors as provided for by section 26 (8) (a) (i) and (ii) of the Audit Law of Lagos State, and the fees of the auditors and the expenses of the audit will be paid by the Board.

[No.7 of 2011 L.L.S.N]

(2)     As soon as the accounts of the Board have been audited under subsection (1) of this Section, the Board will send to the Governor a copy of the income and expenditure account and the balance sheet, together with the report of the auditors.

17.    Annual Report

(The Board will in each year make a report to the Governor of the proceedings under this Law during the preceding year containing-

(a)     an account of its operations and transactions throughout that preceding year together with the Auditor-General’s Comment on the annual account and the auditor’s report as provided under section 26 (8) (b) of the Audit Law of Lagos State; and

[No.7 of 2011 L.L.S.N]

(b)     a statement of the accounts of the Board of that preceding year audited according to Section16 of this Law.

18.    Advisory Committees

For the purpose of carrying out its functions under this Law, the Board may and when the Governor so direct will establish an advisory committee.

19.    Power to make Regulations

The Board may, with the approval of the Governor, make regulations for carrying into effect the provisions of this Law.

20.    Interpretation

In this Law unless the context otherwise requires—

“Executive Council” means Lagos State Executive Council;

“Governor” means Lagos State Governor;

“Livestock” includes Poultry, Pigs, Cattle, Sheep, Goats, Rabbits, and Pigeons.

21.    Citation and commencement

This Law may be cited as the Lagos State Agriculture and Livestock Services Board Law and will come into force on the 11th day of February, 1980.

SCHEDULE Section I (4)

SUPPLEMENTARY PROVISIONS AS TO THE BOARD

1.      Meetings of the Board

(1)     The Board will meet at such time and places as its Chairman directs, and for the dispatch of business, the Board will meet at least every month.

(2)     A special meeting of the Board may be summoned at any time with the approval of the Chairman or at the request of the Governor.

(3)     All meetings of the Board will be summoned by the Secretary.

(4)     The Chairman will preside at any meeting of the Board but when absent, the Board will elect one of its members present to preside.

(5)     Every question for decision by the Board at any meeting will be decided by a majority of the votes of the members present and voting.

(6)     The Chairman or the member presiding in the Chairman’s absence will at any meeting have a vote and in case of an equality of votes, a second or casting vote.

(7)     The General Manager and the Secretary will be in attendance at all meetings of the Board and take part in its proceedings and the Board may also require any of its other officers or servants of the Board to attend such meetings and take part in its proceedings but neither the General Manager nor the Secretary or any of the officers or servants of the Board attending its meetings has a right to vote on any matter.

2.      Validity of Proceedings

The validity of any proceedings of the Board will not be affected by a vacancy in the membership of the Board or any defect in the appointment of a member or by reason that a person who is not entitled to do so took part in the proceedings.

3.      Quorum

A quorum at a meeting of the Board will be the Chairman (or other person presiding) and three (3) other members.

4.      Co-option

Where on any special occasion the Board desires to obtain the advice of any person on any matter, the Board may co-opt that person to be a member for as many meetings as may be necessary, and the co-opted person will have all the rights and privileges of a member but will not be entitled to vote.

5.      Common Seal

The affixing of the common seal of the Board will be authenticated by the signature of the Chairman (or some other member authorized by the Board to act in that behalf) and the signature of the Secretary to the Board.

6.      Execution of unsealed document

Any contract or instrument which if made or executed by a person not being a body corporate which is not required to be under seal, may be made or executed on behalf of the Board by the Secretary to the Board or by any person generally or specially authorized to act for that purpose by the Board.

7.      Sealed documents

Documents purporting to be duly executed under the seal or on behalf of the Board will be received in evidence and presumed to be so executed unless the contrary is proved.

8.      Service

Service on the Board of any notice, order or other document may be effected by delivering it or sending it by registered post addressed to the Secretary to the Board.

9.      Power to regulate its proceedings

Subject to this Law, the Board may regulate its own proceedings and make standing orders for that purpose.

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