Churches, nightclubs, and others sealed by Lagos government over noise pollution

The Lagos State Government has taken a bold step to tackle noise pollution in the state by shutting down several establishments, including churches, nightclubs, bars, and event centres. The officials of the Lagos State Environmental Protection Agency (LASEPA) carried out the action on Monday, October 9, 2023.

The affected establishments are located in the Lagos Island, Ojudu, Ogba, Magodo, and Ikosi areas of the state. Some of the sealed establishments are the New Jerusalem Ark of God International Church and the Yplus Event Centre. The agency stated that the sealing was done after receiving complaints from residents about the loud noise coming from these places.

The agency also warned that any establishment that breaches the recommended sound levels in the state will face sanctions. It urged religious centres, nightclubs, bars, and event centres to comply with the sound regulations to prevent noise pollution and ensure the peace and well-being of the communities.

The Commissioner for Environment and Water Resources, Tokunbo Wahab, said that the government is committed to ensuring a conducive and healthy environment for all Lagosians. He appealed to the public to cooperate with the agency and report any case of noise pollution to LASEPA. He also assured that the government would continue to monitor and enforce environmental laws in the state.

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