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Lagos shuts Quilox over noise pollution

Quilox, a prominent nightclub, has been ordered closed by the Lagos State Environmental Protection Agency after it was found to have hosted an event without obtaining a sound control permit.

Quilox, a prominent nightclub, has been ordered closed by the Lagos State Environmental Protection Agency after it was found to have hosted an event without obtaining a sound control permit.

Shina Peller, who serves as a representative for the Iseyin/Itesiwaju/Iwajowa/Kajola Federal Constituency in Oyo State, is the owner of the nightclub that can be found on Ozumba Nbadwe Street on Victoria Island.

LASEPA and the Lagos State Environmental and Special Offenses Unit conducted the enforcement operation on Saturday, December 24, 2022, according to a statement made by the state government the following day.

Dolapo Fasawe, the General Manager of LASEPA, claims that the agency has received complaints from worried neighbours about the club’s likely environmental impact. Some of these complaints have even been accompanied by videos.

“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. The state, in its benevolence, 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,”  Fasawe explained.

Fasawe also mentioned that Quilox had been invited along with other stakeholders but had declined the offer.

It should be mentioned that LASEPA closed the club due to noise and traffic complaints in December 2019.

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