LASEPA shuts down Christ Embassy, Mosques & others over noise pollution in Lagos.
Officials of the city State Environmental Protection Agency, LASEPA, have closure Christ Embassy Church, Iyana Ipaja; churches, mosques, hotels et al. over sound pollution.
In all, twenty facilities were shut by the govt on Sat in its determination to curb the menace of environmental nuisance across the state and any restore saneness and orderliness.
The exercise, that cut across churches, mosques, hotels and nightclubs, enclosed Water Parks at ikeja; West gate Louge, Omole, Magodo section 1; Skylouge Bar, Oko Oba; Mallam Garba house of God, Iloro; Dick Jockey retailers, Dopemu, Agege; Christ Embassy Church, Iyana ipaja and El Castillo Homes, Abule Egba.
Others are Triple Z building & Suite, Shasha, Akowonjo; Regia lust Hotels & Suites, Alimosho; Kings of Diamonds, Coker, Barrel Louge, Opebi; Voice Of Elijah Christian Church, Ikeja; Celestial Church of Christ, Ilupeju and anonymous house of God at Allhamdiyah.
However, LASEPA’s chief, Dr Adedolapo Fasawe warned the general public, significantly unrepentant noise polluters to abstain from the act of offensive its officers whereas discharging their duties or face the total wrath of the Law.
Fasawe ascertained with dismay the frequent attacks of the officers and obstruction of same from completing their official duties by unidentified hoodlums employed by facility homeowners to forestall lawful application of the law, spoken language that the enforcement agents everywhere the planet weren’t perpetually within the Christian Bible of offenders, whose primary aim was to subvert law and pervert explanation for justice in the least value.
She additional that officers of the agency were attacked by hoodlums at the Westgate Louge, Omole and Sky Louge, Oko Oba whereas acting their duty to stop working the facilities for his or her persistent noise and failure to control at intervals the scope of the law.
According to her, negative consequences anticipated these perpetrators because the officers diagrammatical the govt and whose motive was to guard the interest of the society against interest of few self centred defaulters.
“Enforcing environmental law in our society that thrives on exemption would force achievement most support of the members of the general public, particularly our clerics, opinion, political and market leaders to lend their voices to the campaign and condemn the unwarranted however coordinated attacks being launched on the officers whereas acting their duties,” she said.
She any addressed the on-going insinuations and campaign of calumny against the agency by some mischief manufacturers that individual faith was being targeted within the fight against sound pollution.
“Our operation absent all spiritual coloration and no specific faith is targeted, our primary objective is to make sure properness and saneness within the state.
The agency within the past months has being recording tremendous success and that should be supported by all instead of unwarranted attack of our intention by suggests that of info, falsehood and deliberate negative reports to bring the agency to dishonour and causes chaos among our individuals.
“We have deployed numerous innovations and techniques to tackle environmental pollution, particularly within the space of sound pollution all to no avail, like partaking the general public through support, social mobilization programmes, stakeholder’s forum, Alternate Dispute Resolution (ADR) and finally the employment of social control as pis aller in maintaining saneness,” she said.