Just In: Lagos seals a Catholic church, 2 others, hotels over noise pollution

A Catholic church, two other churches, five hotels, a bar and food company have been sealed by the officials of the Lagos State Environmental Protection Agency (LASEPA).

Tokunbo Wahab, Commissioner for Environment and Water Resources disclosed this in a post on his official X handle on Friday.

According to Wahab, LASEPA shut down the establishments for alleged noise pollution and violation of other environmental laws.

The commissioner wrote, “In a significant effort to address noise pollution and other environmental breaches, LASEPA @LasepaOfficial conducted a comprehensive enforcement operation today in strategic areas of lfako-Ijaiye, Abule-Egba, Alagbado, Command, Abesan Estate, and Dopemu within Lagos State.

“Among the affected establishments are the Catholic Church, Seventh Heaven Bar & Lounge, 1602 Hotel, Lourita Hotel & Suites, Wonderful Bible Prayer Ministries, God’s Porch Ministries, White Pavilion Hotel, Quest Hotel & Suites, Honey Comb Confectioners Ltd, and Excel Hotel & Suite.”

Mr Wahab explained that the establishments were temporarily closed to ensure compliance with the state’s environmental regulations.

LASEPA, therefore, stressed the importance for businesses in the state to adhere to environmental standards.