The Lagos State government has promised to start sanctioning churches who use their loud speakers to disturb the peace of the entire public. Mr Tunji Bello the The Commissioner for the Environment said this during the Ministry’s 2014 Ministerial Press Briefing in Ikeja.
He further said that Lagosians have been complaining that most religious places have been disturbing their neighbourhoods with noise.
Bello said “It is not right for mosques and churches to disturb other people with noise from their activities, simply because they are worshipping God. Worshipping God should not come with so much discomfort to others.
The ugly situation we have in some parts of the state is between four and five churches and mosques on one street blaring so much noise at the same time, thereby disturbing the peace of others.
This is unacceptable and we can no longer tolerate this”. He also said that the government would not hesitate to sanction club houses, noisy markets and factories that disturb the neighbourhood with their noises.
He concluded by saying the government had already sealed four churches, three hotels and one factory for noise pollution.