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Noise makers! Lagos shuts down 24 religious houses



For failing to adhere to the state’s guidelines on noise pollution, and disturbing the peace of other Lagosians in the name of worship, the Lagos State government has shut about 24 religious outfits in the last one year.

Commissioner for Environment, Mr. Tunji Bello and General Manager of the Lagos State Environment Protection (LASEPA) Eng. Ademola Shabi disclosed this at the 2015 ministerial press briefing held on Wednesday in Ikeja.

Shabi lamented that the pollution generated daily in the state was increasing and the government must embark on measures to reduce it, adding; “We received over 1, 000 petitions in the year under review. But we have been able to resolve some and some have relocated.”

The general manager explained that “the religious outfits contribute about 50 percent of the noise pollution in the state. In the last few years, we have been having problem to control noise from these outfits. We have been able to shut them down while some have relocated from the community where they were”.

Shabi reeling out the activities of his agency in the year under review added that 13 industries were shut for violating the environmental guidelines set by the government.


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  1. Don Lucassi

    April 30, 2015 at 11:12 pm

    We need to learn to respect the sanctity of people and desire to not be made to feel bad for not being a keen part of religion. My desire to want quiet and peace in my community is not a show of lack of love for my God, that you think blaring loud speakers and gruntly sang music in my ears, will show. This is a welcome development and Im happy

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