Ambode to residents: we must achieve noiseless Lagos

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LAGOS State Governor Akinwunmi Ambode has restated his resolve to stop noise pollution.

Ambode, represented by the Commissioner for the Environment, Dr Samuel Babatunde Adejare, spoke to a select crowd of stakeholders and school children at the LTV Blue Roof in Agidingbi, Ikeja, on Monday.

The forum was organised by the Lagos State Environmental Protection Agency (LASEPA), for the Ministry of Environment and the Ministry of Home Affairs.

He said achieving a noiseless Lagos is a task that must be done.

The governor said population increase, heightened by the economic status of the state, has led to high congestion with attendant effect on increased vehicular traffic and commercial, industrial, religious and social activities.

He said: “My team is working towards a sustainable physical planning and urban development that will provide an enabling environment for socio-economic activities.”

Adejare, who also addressed the stakeholders, said government would no longer tolerate noise pollution from human activities. He said the forum was organised for every stakeholder to see the need to avoid noise and not constitute nuisance to others.

LASEPA General Manager Mr Adebola Shabi said though sound is essential to daily living, “noise is generally regarded as unwanted sound which produces unpleasant effect and discomfort to the ears.”

He said LASEPA is poised to regulate noise levels and elevate the standard of living by making the state livable.

Culled from: http://thenationonlineng.net/ambode-residents-must-achieve-noiseless-lagos/

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