The Lagos State Government has read riot act to nightclubs, bars, and lounges owners over noise pollution in the state.
A statement signed by the state Commissioner for the Environment and Water Resources, Tunji Bello and made available in a Facebook post by Lagos official page on Sunday, said that the defaulters would be punished.
According to Bello, the government has carried out enforcement raids on some nightclubs, especially those in Lekki axis, following the incessant complaints from residents of the area.
The post read, “Reiterating that the exercise will be a continuous one, Bello advised all clubs that engage in noise pollution to retrace their steps before it is too late, maintaining that apart from putting such clubs or bars under lock and key, the owners of the relaxation points would also be prosecuted according to the dictates of the law.
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“He stated that no one or organisation would be treated as a sacred cow in the latest campaign, pointing out that research has also shown noise pollution as one of the causative factors for reduced lifespan.
“Bello restated that the second pillar of the six-point Development Agenda of the present administration is Health and Environment, which includes combating noise pollution.”