The Lagos state government has shut down a popular nightclub, Silk Club, located at 190, Awolowo Road in Ikoyi, over noise pollution.
The state’s commissioner for environment and water resources, Tokunbo Wahab disclosed this via his X handle.
Wahab explained that the nightclub was shut off by officials of the Lagos State Environmental Protection Agency (LASEPA) having conducted a nighttime enforcement operation in the area.
He wrote, “As I directed, the Lagos State Environmental Protection Agency @LasepaOfficial conducted a nighttime enforcement operation, leading to the closure and sealing of Silk Club at 190, Awolowo Road, Ikoyi due to noise pollution.”
This development comes months after the Lagos State Environmental Protection Agency sealed off a popular nightclub, Quilox for organising an event without a sound control permit.
The nightclub located at Ozumba Nbadwe Street, Victoria Island belongs to Shina Peller, a federal lawmaker representing the Iseyin/Itesiwaju/Iwajowa/Kajola Federal Constituency in Oyo State.
The state government revealed that the enforcement exercise was jointly carried out by LASEPA and the Lagos State Environmental and Special Offences Unit on Saturday, on the 24th of December, 2022.
According to Dolapo Fasawe, General Manager, LASEPA, the agency received several distress calls with video evidence from concerned neighbours on the alleged environmental nuisance constituted by the club.
In a statement, Fasawe wrote, “To avert situations like this, we recently held a stakeholders’ conversation with the owners and chief executive officers of nightclubs in the state to address the issue of noise pollution during the festive period. In its magnanimity, the state compassionately increased the decibels to accommodate leisure and hospitality business interests.
“We urged them to apply for sound control permits to enable us to reach out and notify the host community of the intended programme and further deploy our officials to the venue for proper monitoring and prevention of excessive noise pollution.”
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