Lagos govt shuts 250 worship centres, nightclubs, industries, others over pollution

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At least 250 establishments have been sealed for noise pollution and other environmental infractions in Lagos, the Lagos State government has disclosed.The affected organisations, which include industries, worship places and night clubs, were shut in the last three months across the metropolis.

The Lagos State Environmental Protection Agency, LASEPA, made the disclosure during the agency’s one-day capacity-building training for its accredited consultants across the state.

The event was held in conjunction with the Climate Transition Academy.

Speaking during the training held in the Central Business Development Area, Ikeja, LASEPA General Manager, Babatunde Ajayi, said the agency’s action was part of the drive to achieve an improved, safer and sustainable environment in the state.

Ajayi said LASEPA has embarked on a lot of reforms aimed at achieving a noiseless, cleaner, safer and pollution-free Lagos.

He said that the training was to equip the consultants’ with knowledge of current trends in addressing global climate change challenges and other environmental problems for sustainable development.

Ajayi, therefore, implored the accredited consultants to support the state government’s bid to deliver a safer, healthier and sustainable environment through the adoption of Environment Social Governance (ESG) global model in tackling identified environmental challenges.

According to him; The training of LASEPA accredited consultants has become necessary so as to update their knowledge and increase their capacities in the application of the global standard model in managing environmental issues, especially climate change problem and their associated greenhouse gas emissions.

“In achieving our ministerial mandate, the agency would strengthen its enforcement measures to ensure compliance with government regulations towards achieving a cleaner and sustainable environment in line with the T.H.E.M.E.S development agenda of the state.”

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