70 churches, 20 mosques, and 11 club houses/hotels across the Lagos metropolis have been sealed by the Lagos State Environmental Protection Agency (LASEPA) on Wednesday, June 23, 2016 over noise pollution and other environmental nuisances.
Speaking in an interview after sealing the religious houses, club houses and hotels, Engr. Adebola Shabi, the General Manager of LASEPA, said that the premises were shut following constant complaints from residents in their neighborhood.
He also said most of the premises shut were approved for residential purposes but after a few years, they were converted to worship centers saying “all these religious houses, club houses and hotels sealed are constituting nuisance to other neighbours”
The LASEPA General Manager stressed that some of the affected facilities had been served abatement notices, they were invited and advice accordingly before the eventual closure, adding that Lagos State Government under the leadership of Akinwunmi Ambode would not condone improper dispose of sewage and usage of latrines.
Among the facilities sealed are: Recycling plant at Orilawe Street off Nureni Yusuf Rd, Alagbado, Lagos for noise pollution and untidy environment. Others are Celestial Church of Christ, Ebenezer Parish at Abule Titun, Alakuko, Solution Life Ministry at Ogunshola Street off Ajayi Rd, Ogba Aguda, Zoe Ministries Worldwide, Budland Street off Isheri Road, Ojodu, Sportas Suite Bar, CMD Road, Magodo among others.
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