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Ogun cautions religious centres, musicians, others over noise pollution

Ogun State Governor, Prince Dapo Abiodun
Ogun State Governor, Prince Dapo Abiodun

Ogun State Government on Thursday read the riot act to religious, recreation centres, hoteliers, and musicians over what it termed incessant noise pollution.

The Special Adviser to the governor on Environment, Ola Oresanya, expressed government displeasure during a stakeholders’ meeting held with leaders of religious organisations, owners of recreation centres, hoteliers and musicians among others.

Oresanya warned them against noise pollution, saying the act constitutes an environmental health hazard to people’s lives across the state.

He advised them to reduce their noise “To a permissible level that conforms to the existing law of the state, which is the 40-degree decibel noise level at night and 60-degree decibel during the day in residential areas.”

He also said organisers of public rallies, crusades or entertainment live shows must get a permit at the environment ministry and also ensure that only quality sound-producing speakers should be put in place for use.

In his presentation, the Director, Environmental Health Management, Wemimo Onaeko, highlighted the effects and measures to control noise pollution.

He said the World Health Organisation (WHO) had stated that over 2.5 billion people would experience hearing loss caused by noise pollution across the world if proper measures were not put in place to curb it.

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