March 21, 2017

Lagos Govt. Bans Live Band At Beer Parlours, Restaurants

Lagos State government has prohibited live band music at various beer parlours and restaurants. The government also told religious leaders to soundproof worship centres to minimise the effect of noise generated on the residents.

The General Manager, Lagos State Environment Protection Agency (LASEPA), Adebola Shabi (an engineer), said the decision came on the heels of increasing rate of petitions by residents lamenting the disturbance from the beer parlour, club houses and religious houses. 

Shabi said Governor Akinwunmi Ambode was poised to develop Lagos. The LASEPA decried the rate at which residential areas were being converted to commercial use without government’s approval.

He also blamed the residents for not informing government when those structures were being converted. Shabi said some of the structures were located in places without the Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) which would enable government plan for the area or possibly prevent the project from being developed in the area.

He also warned that beer parlours and restaurants which violated the directive would be penalised. He said: “Any complaint from the residents henceforth will attract sanction. They must obtain permit to do so and failure to obtain permit, the fine is N500,000. We must discourage needless noise making at our residents." 

He added, “In the 60s and 70s we had night life but you can see that Governor Ambode is working to bring back night life. Government is spending a lot in assisting the police.

“Let me also use this medium to inform the Baales and other community leaders and residents to inform the police and government on strange development in their areas. A lot of development takes place unknown to government because people in the area refuse to inform the government and this is why residential areas are converted to industrial areas.”

20 comments:

godwin progragrammer said...

issokay!

godwin progragrammer said...

noted!

Nasiru Adoke said...

a good move..make it habitable instead of disturbing people with unecessary noise most of the time

Rasheed Lawal said...

9ice development

Austine Gabriel said...

Hmmnnm no comment

okorochas justin said...

Ok o...

Good for some residents...

Bad market for some residents...

Oladimeji Seun said...

Good government. weldone Governor Ambode.

Ay360 said...

Hmmmm, so what happens 2 dos who use d music as a source of survival

Anonymous said...

Enter your comment...good one Lagoa State keep it up tnx.

Onifade Joseph said...

Nice one, our amiable governor, more grace to deliver.
#Believer

Rosemary Ezeji said...

Alright o

I. C Bruno said...

Is alright

Evestan said...

He is really trying

inumidun said...

Seen..

swift said...

olryt

ABDULLAHI Manko said...

No comment

Sunshow said...

Interesting, Carry on

abdulrasaq abdulrafii said...

Issorite

Olisayemk said...

No more night faji. But I like the idea

Queen Abiodun Ogunnika said...

Gbam

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