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Lagos Reportedly Shut Down Churches, Clubhouses, Hotels in the State over Noise Pollution



dreamstimeFollowing complaints from neighbours, the Lagos State Environmental Protection Agency (LASEPA) has on Thursday shut down 23 churches and 9 clubhouses within the state.

Among the churhes are Lord’s Chosen Charismatic Renewal Church in Surulere, Foursquare Gospel Church in Ogudu, Fire and Rock Evangelism Ministry at No. r 2, Ifelodun Close, Aguda Coker Village; Prayer Ministry (resident in a single shop apartment) on 4, Bayo Osinowo Street, Ogudu; Modalem Gospel Ministry at Chief Benson Close, by Panti Police Station Yaba and K&S Church, Matanmi Street, Onipanu, Celestial Church of Christ, Ojokoro, Anglican Church of Nativity, 8/12, Apena Olusegun Opaleye Street, Okota and Word Healing and Adoration Church on 6, Alade Olufin Street, Bariga.

Among the clubs and hotels shut are La Vida Club, Ojota; Evening Class Hotel, Gbagada; Hogan International Hotel, Ogudu; Hammond Guest House, Ikotun; Kamal Crib Club, Ketu; De Royal Night Club and St. Anthony Event Centre, Liasu Road, Egbe-Idimu.

The General Manager of LASEPA, Adebola Shabi according to said that he chose to act on Thursday because he wanted residents to “rest properly… and have their peace” during the Easter Holiday.

He further said that the facilities will be re-opened after the occupants have paid the fines to the State, and have presented action plans to comply with the laws of the State.

The Lagos State Environmental Protection Agency Law 2012 (as amended) allows for only 55 Decibels of noise in residential areas during the day, and 45 Decibels at night. 90 Decibels and 80 Decibels of noise are the limits in industrial areas during the day and night respectively.

In mixed areas, the law says the limit is 65 Decibels during the day, and 55 Decibels at night.


  1. Tee

    March 25, 2016 at 2:55 pm

    This is good news let have peace in our communities and neighborhoods , Nigeria has the most churches per square mile in the world , but you look around what do you see? , wickedness , selfishness evil what ever happens to ‘ LOVE THY NEIGHBOR AS THYSELF, they make so much noise day and night shouting and screaming into loudspeakers, every nook and cranny of Nigeria there is a church, in my street there are 9 within walking distance of each other, the noise they make is horrendous even with the Lagos environmental laws they continue to constitute nuisance in neighborhood, same on the trains they make journeys unpleasant with so much ranting they are not law abiding. it is bordering on fanaticism and extremism now and then you have the music sellers playing loud music as well. everyone has right to live in peace in their home without disturbance or threat to their life. Noise pollution is deadly can trigger many heath conditions : hp, insomnia and mental disorder etc. Imagine a student going to school and having sleepiness nights how can such student assimilate what is being taught that child’s future is already compromised,or a banker who did not sleep well can easily input 50,000 instead of 5000 into the computer, or even a driver who had not slept well can make silly mistake that will cost people’s lives on the road, the ramification is so great that it is affecting the whole fabric of the nation, only social justice and good governance can rescues us. Governor El-rufail is trying to sanitize his state by passing laws to prevent unscrupulous elements from taking advantage of vulnerable people and yet some people are against that bill, because of that bill recently one Apostle Johnson Suleman foretold the death of Kaduna State Governor, Mallam Nasir El-Rufai…“to reverse the threat to Christianity in his state or face the wrath of God and die” in a sane society this pronouncement amount to scandalous statement design to cause breach of peace it could earn him jail time. it is quite clear that these people are enemy of Nigeria they seek to keep people in bondage to perpetuate their fraud on the masses, the Governor is trying to sanitize the state to create a conducive atmosphere for peace and development to take hold in the state and to encourage inward investment from all over the world, i cant imagine anyone being against that, it only evil people that will want the Governor to reverse the law, where there is no law anarchy take hold and destruction follows, everyone want to go abroad if they don’t have good laws in place how can they thrive both in economy and stability. we spend so many man hours in these places of ‘worship’ instead of harnessing our vast human capital resources to propel the nation forward and compete in the world. There is also the impact on the younger generations who will be growing up with this attitude that it is ok to disregard the law, i really hope this trend will continue we need peace in our communities and neighborhoods to promote good economy and stability and healthy nation.


    • Tish

      March 25, 2016 at 5:02 pm

      No need for the epistle, Tee. Pele. They haff closed them already.

    • Tee

      March 25, 2016 at 6:47 pm

      what is your problem? can’t you read? you lack comprehension skill? what have you contributed? , i hope you have answers to the above questions.

    • NationalSquirrel

      April 17, 2016 at 10:30 am

      Abeg your el rufai is a Muslim with an agenda. He passed a law preventing schools in kaduna from calling 2nd term holiday “easter break” WHICH IS WHAT IT IS! Evil islamist!

  2. Abdul onozare

    March 26, 2016 at 10:53 pm

    El-rufai still has a lot of work to do. Kaduna needs to be sanitised regarding noise pollution. Every nook and cranny across the river you find clubs, hotels, bars popularly called ‘ joints’. There is absolutely no control of their noise levels and the nuisance factor, Barnawa high cost road is gridlocked all the time because of the activities of these glorified brothels on a road that is already narrow. In Kamazou ‘GRA’ the noise levels are usually crazy. Why should we come back home after a hard days work and are unable to get some peace and quite? In saner climes if you must make noise you do it in the basement of your establishment thereby confining the noise levels to only those who seek it! Additionally every part of the metropolis now boasts a plaza! Even where the roads are not wide enough! I wonder where patrons of such plazas will park? Or even those who rent shops in the said plazas? KSTLEA already have their jobs cut out for them!

  3. Tee

    March 27, 2016 at 8:01 pm

    @Abdul onozare , i get your point , it is mainly because of vested interest and also our mindset in general, there is not respect for the law , we are so used to chaos that is has become second nature, it will take alot of effort and strong willed government to re- orientate people, that is why when many of our people travel abroad the fall foul of the law because they are not used to obeying the law,Do you know that in some western countries , you have to notify your neighbor if you wan to hang a picture on the wall, if you bang the wall and neighbor is sleeping or maybe unwell you can get prosecuted for disturbing your neighbor, or even birthday party in your own house. This is why they have peace in their communities everyone respect other people’s right to live in peace in their home and it is enshrined in law and enforceable. we have a long way to go.

  4. Anon

    October 3, 2016 at 12:07 am

    Incase any lasepa. Worker reads this. The noise is too much. My kids can’t sleep PLSSS BELLA NAIJA PLSSSS HELP PASS THIS INFO TO THEM PLSSSSSS
    Good day. I live in ajah lagos and we recently have this newly opened hotel in our area. And they play loud music everytime. We’ve complained but they do not listen.instead they would bring loud boys to come and shout and disturb the area. Pls sir/ma. I would LOVE FOR SOMETHING TO BE DONE TO THIS HOTEL TO TEACH THEM A LESSON. THIS IS BECOMING TOO MUCH.

    the hotels name is utimanik.
    Located at badore ajah. 9 babs adegbite close adewale street.
    Thanks in advance .
    God bless

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