LASEPA sealed the hotel of Kanu Nwankwo, Hardley Apartments which is located in Victoria Island, Lagos
A hotel owned by former Super Eagles captain, Kanu Nwankwo has been sealed by the Lagos State Environmental Protection Agency over alleged air and noise pollution.
The Hardley Apartments located in Victoria Island was among a series which include other hotels, churches and mosques sealed by the agency on Monday, August 4.
According to a report by Punch, LASEPA said the owners of the facilities had been contacted several times in the last one year, adding that they refused to fully complied with LASEPA’s instructions.
Kanu's hotel was sealed because of the location of the exhaust pipes of the generators powering the building which was facing the road.
After testing of the generators on the order of the Director of Enforcement, Kayode Bello, it was discovered that it gave off thick gaseous emissions which was dangerous to the environment.
“Even the sound is going to be more than 45 decibels at night. We want you to comply," Bello is quoted to say by Punch.
"That is the reason we are here. We have been on this for more than a year.”
The doors and gates of the hotel according to the report were chained, and plastered with the LASEPA seal.
The religious buildings were accused of placing their speakers outside the building.