Thursday, June 30

Lagos state govt. shuts down 70 churches, 20 Mosque’s over noise pollution

The Lagos State Government yesterday, shut down 70 churches, 20 mosques and about 11 hotels, club houses and beer parlours in a move to reduce noise in the state.


“Precisely about 70 churches, 20 mosques and about 11 hotels, club houses and beer parlours were shut and we’ve given them some directives to follow. We’ve been so strict now that we are not going to even allow make-shift churches in the state any longer.” says Mr.Bola Shabi, General Manager, Lagos State Environmental Protection Agency (LASEPA), made this known in an interview with the media.

He also mentioned that henceforth,the state government would no longer allow “make-shift” or not properly licenced buildings to be used as places of worship.
Shabi said LASEPA planned to reduce noise in the state to 70 per cent and to zero percent by the year 2020.


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