The Lagos State Government has made good on its threat of closing down mosques, churches, night clubs, bars and others, in a bid to curb the menace of environmental nuisance across the state and further restore sanity and orderliness.
KanyiDaily recalls that the Commissioner for the Environment and Water Resources, Tunji Bello had vowed to shut down any leisure centres and religious homes that constitute an environmental nuisance.
Mr. Bello said the Lagos State Environmental Protection Agency (LASEPA) had been mandated to go on surveillance visits regularly, and any centre found to have exceeded the allowed level of sound output would be shut down and sanctions applied.
Officials of LASEPA have now shut down Christ Embassy Church, Iyana Ipaja; churches, mosques, hotels and others over noise pollution.
According to reports, 20 facilities were shut by the government on Saturday, November 23, 2019.
The exercise, which cut across churches, mosques, hotels and nightclubs, included Water Parks at ikeja; West gate Louge, Omole, Magodo phase 1; Skylouge Bar, Oko Oba; Mallam Garba Mosque, Iloro; Dick Jockey outlets, Dopemu, Agege; Christ Embassy Church, Iyana ipaja and El Castillo Homes, Abule Egba.
Others are Triple Z Hotel & Suite, Shasha, Akowonjo; Regia Luxuria Hotels & Suites, Alimosho; Kings of Diamonds, Coker, Barrel Louge, Opebi; Voice Of Elijah Christian Church, Ikeja; Celestial Church of Christ, Ilupeju and unnamed Mosque at Allhamdiyah.
LASEPA’s General Manager, Dr. Adedolapo Fasawe also warned the public, particularly unrepentant noise polluters to desist from the act of attacking its officials while discharging their duties or face the full wrath of the Law.