Ogun Govt Seals Three Religious Centres Over Noise Pollution..Warns Others - EDU-BIZNEWS


Tuesday, April 23, 2024

Ogun Govt Seals Three Religious Centres Over Noise Pollution..Warns Others

Ogun State Government has sealed three religious centres, accusing them of defying its repeated order on noise pollution and violation of the state environmental law 

The Senior Special Assistant to the Governor on Environmental Compliance and Enforcement, Farook Akintunde ordered the sealing of the three worship centres which included Christ Apostolic Church, Fountain of Faith District Headquarters, Gbogunmi, Itedo Alafia Community,Bode Olude, Ambassador of Truth Assembly International,Olorunseye Avenue,Ijeun Titun and Salvation Ministries,Kuforiji Olubi Drive Adigbe GRA all in Abeokuta, the State capital 

He explained that all the three churches were sealed after several warnings and dialogue with them to stop the noise pollution emanating from their worship centres proved abortive.

For Christ Apostolic Church,Gbogunmi, Akintunde said the church was fond of holding evening and night vigils with its loud speakers placed outside its premises at night thereby disturbing the peace of its immediate community.

"The community has not only complained, but has written a strong petition against the church saying the noise pollution emanating from the church is affecting the health of their members"

"All efforts to make the presiding Pastor and the Elders of the church to see reasons to stop the pollution proved abortive saying no serious government will fold its hands as watch such infractions affect the health and well-being of its residents"Akintunde stated.

For Ambassador of Truth Assembly, they were equally found guilty of blaring their loudspeakers at odd times while aside from incessant noise pollution during their services, worshippers of Salvation Ministries,Adigbe were unruly and rough handed government officials when sealing their church.

He therefore warned against obstructing government officials from performing their official duties and called on other religious centres against noise pollution saying the state government will not hesitate to seal up any of them found guilty of noise pollution in any part of the state.

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