Posted on Tue 4 Aug 2015, 04:16 AM

Property owners in Lagos are having a busy time in ensuring that their properties remain assessable for users after the state environmental monitors swooped on some violators of set rules. 

On Monday, officials of the Lagos State Environmental Protection Agency sealed-up some hotels, churches and mosques over noncompliance with air and noise pollution guidelines. One of such hotels belongs to former Super Eagles player, Kanu Nwankwo which is located in Victoria Isaland.

In Ketu area, a mosque was sealed, though the leaders argued that they brought down their loud speakers immediately the agency pointed it out, the Olorunkemi Mosque was still sealed, according to officials of the agency for not complying with LASEPA’s instruction.

Not less than 30 properties were affected in the operation across Ketu, Victoria Island, Surulere, Ikorodu, and Ibeju Lekki.

Other properties affected in the exercise include, Mela Rossa Club in Victoria Island, Rain of Power and Miracles Ministry Church, Lekki; Christ Apostolic Church, Lekki and Duckland Hotels and Suites, Ikorodu.

In media chat after the operations, General Manager of LASEPA, Rasheed Shabi said;

“The environment belongs to every one of us. Lagosians need to live in peace. A survey was carried out by an international organisation and it was discovered that 60 per cent of Nigerians have hearing problem.

“Most houses and club houses do not have fiscal planning approval. Before you can build any hotel anywhere in the world, there must be an environmental impact assessment." LASEPA GM said.

Mr. Shabi said the agency will soon begin to impound vehicles that use loud speakers to advertise and sell their wares at markets around Lagos for noise pollution.


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