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Lagos Govt. shuts down churches, hotels over noise pollution

By Monsurudeen Olowoopejo

The Lagos State Government through its Environmental Protection Agency (LASEPA) has shut down various establishments, including churches, bars, and hotels, for noise pollution in different communities across the stat

Affected establishments include the Catholic Church, Seventh Heaven Bar & Lounge, 1602 Hotel, Lourita Hotel & Suites, Wonderful Bible Prayer Ministries, God’s Porch Ministries, White Pavilion Hotel, Quest Hotel & Suites, Honey Comb Confectioners Ltd, and Excel Hotel & Suite.

The establishment were sited in Ifako-Ijaiye, Abule-Egba, Alagbado, Command, Abesan Estate, and in Dopemu axis of the state.

The Commissioner for Environment and Water Resources, Tokunbo Wahab, disclosed this on Friday, in a statement released by LASEPA.

The statement reads: “In a significant effort to address noise pollution and other environmental breaches, LASEPA conducted a comprehensive enforcement operation today in strategic areas of lfako-ljaiye, Abule-Egba, Alagbado, Command, Abesan Estate, and Dopemu within Lagos State.

“Among the affected establishments are the Catholic Church, Seventh Heaven Bar & Lounge, 1602 Hotel, Lourita Hotel & Suites, Wonderful Bible Prayer Ministries, God’s Porch Ministries, White Pavilion Hotel, Quest Hotel & Suites, Honey Comb Confectioners Ltd, and Excel Hotel & Suite these establishments have been temporarily closed to compel compliance with environmental regulations.

“LASEPA emphasized the vital importance of businesses adhering to environmental standards.”

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