LSEPA shuts down 70 churches, 20 mosques

70 churches, and 20 mosques in Lagos state have been shut down over noise pollution.

Lagos shut down churches, mosques

Bola Shabi, the general manager of Lagos State Environmental Protection Agency (LSEPA), these places of worship were shut over noise pollution.

Speaking to Vanguard, he said the closure affects mostly make-shift churches and mosques, adding that this was part of the government's attempt to have a noise-free state, by 2020.

"We've been so strict now that we are not going to even allow make-shift churches in the state any longer.

What I mean by make-shift, using tents and uncompleted building, we are not going to allow that any further in the state.

Enforcement is a continuous exercise and we have set a target for ourselves. We want to ensure that Lagos is noise-free by the year 2020. With our status as a mega city, by year 2020 we will be free of noise,'' he said.

Christiantoday reports that about 11 hotels, club houses and beer parlours were also closed over noise pollution.

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