Lagos government shuts mosque, hotel, others

The Lagos state government on Monday sealed several establishments in the Oshodi/Isolo area of the state for various environmental infractions.

The Lagos State Environmental Protection Agency (LASEPA) confirmed this in a statement, saying the Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu’s administration aims to keep the state clean.

“As part of its ongoing initiatives to tackle noise pollution and other environmental violations, yesterday, LASEPA sealed several establishments, including a mosque, a company, and hotels in the Oshodi/Isolo area of the state for various environmental infractions,” LASEPA said.

The facilities affected are Adura Agba Ratibi Mosque, Stag Engineering Nig Ltd, Green Point Hotel and 4 Season Hotel and Suites.

Other establishments sealed are Big Apple Hotel and Suites, Honey Dew Hotel and Suites, Humble Signature Hotel and Suites and New Ground Hotel.

In another development, the Lagos state government on Monday cleared the frontage of Ajara Senior Grammar school in Badagry to restore sanity.

The spokesperson of the Lagos State Ministry of the Environment and Water Resources, Kunle Adeshina, made this known in a statement with the directive coming from Commissioner Tokunbo Wahab.

“HC MOE&WR Tokunbo Wahab, acting on a petition from the authorities of Ajara Senior Secondary School Badagry on indiscriminate and unauthorized commercial activities in front of the school by street traders and undesirable elements directed an immediate investigation,” Adeshina said.

“The Monitoring Enforcement and Compliance dept of MOE&WR took up the challenge, visited the location, investigated and served necessary abatement notices.

“Following subsequent expiration of the served abatement of nuisance notices and refusal to comply, MEC operatives moved in on Monday and cleared the frontage of Ajara Senior Grammar School Badagry to restore sanity.”

In addition, the operatives also cleared illegal structures and commercial activities on the setbacks of the following schools: Anglican Primary School Ilogbo- Eremi, Morogbo Primary School, Morogbo and the Nigerian French Language Village all in Badagry.

Adeshina added that the latest enforcement has become imperative following the discovery that the unwholesome commercial activities within the precinct of the schools are a contributory factor to d rise in truancy, hooliganism and other vices inimical to learners’ moral & intellectual development.

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