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Lagos State Government Threatens To Shut Down Quilox, Club Cubana Others

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The Lagos State government has stated that it will not hesitate to shut down nightclubs, bars, and lounges in the Lekki axis of the state if they fail to desist from noise pollution.

The threat was contained in a statement by the Commissioner for Environment and Water Resources, Tunji Bello.

According to Bello, enforcement raids were recently carried out on some nightclubs in Lekki following repeated complaints by residents.

The commissioner revealed that Prest Jazz Club on Admiralty Way, Lekki, was shut after enforcement officers of the Lagos State Environmental Protection Agency (LASEPA) raided the club and found giant speakers and musical instruments blaring loudly.

Bello added that many residents of highbrow Lekki, especially elderly citizens, have inundated his office with petitions about the adverse effect of noise pollution on their health every night till the early hours of the day.

He added that the exercise will be continuous, advised clubs notorious for noise pollution to retrace their steps before it is too late. He said such facilities would be shut down and the owners prosecuted.

Quilox and Club Cubana are two of the most popular nightclubs in the Lekki axis of Lagos State.

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