Sanwo-Olu bans use of loudspeakers in Motor parks

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Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu’s government has banned the use of amplifiers, microphones, megaphones at Lagos motor parks.

This, according to the permanent secretary, office of environmental services, Omobolaji Gaji, was aimed at reducing noise pollution.

Mr Gaji described the rate of noise pollution, especially in public places as worrisome.

He spoke at a press briefing organised by the Lagos State Ministry of the Environment and Water Resources, through the Lagos State Environmental Protection Agency (LASEPA) and the Ministry of Transportation.

Mr Gaji added that noise pollution was the most prevalent of the complaints received annually, accounting for 75 per cent of total complaints.

He also mentioned that the complaints were mostly anthropogenic, and not limited to transport, religious, commercial, industrial, entertainment, and power generating, among other sources.

”The menace is causing stress with severe health implications, while those with long term exposure will be suffering from hearing loss that is detrimental to human health,” he stated.

According to LASEPA general manager Dolapo Fasawe from Wednesday (today), it was illegal for any motor park in Lagos to use sound amplifiers and other noise-making devices while calling on passengers.

Mrs Fasawe mentioned that any park found violating the order would face the wrath of the law.

On the penalty, the special adviser to the governor on transportation, Oluwatoyin Fayinka, noted that parks that flouted the directive would be shut while their managers would be dealt with accordingly.

(NAN)

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