The Lagos State Environmental Protection Agency (LASEPA) has sealed one of ex Super Eagles footballer, Kanu Nwankwo‘s hotels in the state.
According to Punch, the hotel named Hardley Apartments is located in Victoria Island, and it was shut down alongside other hotels, churches and mosques over alleged air and noise pollution.
As part of the operation, at least 30 facilities were shut in areas including Surulere, Victoria Island, Ketu, Ikorodu and Ibeju-Lekki.
LASEPA is said to have stated that the owners of the facilities had been contacted several times in the last one year, adding that they refused to fully comply with LASEPA’s instructions.
The report further states:
At the Hardley Apartments, it was noticed that the generators powering the hotel had large exhaust pipes facing the road.
The Director of Enforcement, Kayode Bello, ordered that one of the generators be tested, and it was discovered that it gave off thick gaseous emissions.
Bello said, “Even the sound is going to be more than 45 decibels at night. We want you to comply ─ that is the reason we are here. We have been on this for more than a year.”
Some of the other affected facilities include: Rain of Power and Miracles Ministry Church, Lekki; Christ Apostolic Church, Lekki; Duckland Hotels and Suites, Ikorodu; and Mela Rossa Club, Victoria Island.