Churches and mosques should respect neighbours’ rights by maintaining low levels of noise, the Lagos State Government has warned just as it announced the ban on live band music in beer parlours and restaurants.
General Manager, Lagos State Environment Protection Agency, LASEPA, Adebola Shabi sounded the warning to religious bodies, adding that it was mandatory for religious houses to procure sound proof to reduce the effect of noise pollution on the residents.
The LASEPA boss said the agency was inundated with complaints that beer parlours and restaurants are causing noise pollution with live band music.
He added that before a live band music is allowed in bars and restaurants permit from the agency must be obtained.
His word, “any complaint from the residents henceforth, there will be 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 residences.”