Noise pollution: Lagos shuts down 70 churches, 20 mosques, others

The Lagos nation authorities has shutdown 70 churches, 20 mosques and about 11 accommodations, membership houses and beer parlours in a circulate geared toward reducing noise inside the nation.

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Mr Bola Shabi, the overall supervisor, Lagos country Environmental safety company (LASEPA), made this known in an interview with the information company of Nigeria (NAN) in Lagos on Wednesday.

Shabi stated that henceforth, the kingdom authorities could now not allow make-shift homes for use as places of worship.

“precisely approximately 70 church buildings, 20 mosques and about eleven resorts, membership homes and beer parlours have been close and we’ve given them some directives to comply with.

“We’ve been so strict now that we aren’t going to even allow make-shift church buildings inside the kingdom any more.

“What I suggest through make-shift, using tents and uncompleted constructing we aren’t going to permit the any further in the state.

“but i can strongly tell you that the level of compliance is more at the mosque region, due to the fact straight away you shut them, they right away deliver down their speakers or reduce the noise they make.’’
Shabi said that LASEPA deliberate to reduce noise inside the nation to 70 in line with cent and to zero per cent by way of the 12 months 2020.

“As at nowadays, we are handiest able to reduce the noise degree to approximately 35 per cent. That isn’t always a skip mark yet.

“So, until we attain that concentrate on of 70 to 80 in step with cent, we can continue the enforcement.

“Enforcement is a continuous workout and we’ve got set a goal for ourselves. We need to ensure that Lagos is noise-unfastened by way of the year 2020.

“With our popularity as a mega city, by means of yr 2020 we will be freed from noise,’’ he stated.

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