LASEPA reopens 26 shut facilities
THE Lagos State Environmental Protection Agency has announced the reopening of 26 shut facilities in the state after complying with the environmental laws guiding their operations, while two others have been asked to relocate to other areas.
The facilities were earlier sealed off for violating the state’s environmental laws.
The General Manager, LASEPA, Dolapo Fasawe, who stated this in a statement on Wednesday, also warned residents of the state not to engage in noise pollution under the guise of celebrating the during the festive period.
She noted that the warning became imperative as the agency had received several reports of abuse of the environment and infringement on individuals’ rights to peaceful living.
Fasawe stated, “We can make merry without making noise; we should be good neighbours and respect the rights of others to a peaceful environment and i want you to remember that a noiseless celebration is a peaceful celebration, and this should be demonstrated through our actions to our neighbours and the environment.
“in addition to the reopening of the 26 facilities out of the 28 earlier sealed off by officials of our agency, the remaining two facilities were ordered to relocate from their present locations to more suitable places for their activities. We cannot isolate the metropolitan city from social activities, but their unwanted impact must be minimised and regulated for peaceful coexistence and harmonious working relationship.”
Fasawe added that the state government would not hesitate to bring the full weight of the law on any individual, who failed to be guided in their conduct or those who continuously infringe on the rights of others under the guise of celebration.