In furtherance to the recent pronouncement of the State Government on noise pollution, all operators of events centres, night clubs on highways must now get the permission of the State Traffic Management Authority LASTMA to arrange parking of patrons vehicles.
This was stated in Lagos on Monday by the Commissioner for the Environment and Water Resources. Mr Tunji Bello during an interview with newsmen.
He added that from now on, if any operator of events centre or night clubs constitutes traffic bottlenecks and the consequential environmental impact, they will be sanctioned appropriately.
He explained that the present arrangement where many night clubs and leisure houses convert lanes on major roads to parking lots without approval will no longer be allowed.
The Commissioner said such leisure outfits must operate between the hours of 10pm and 5am with officials of LASTMA being engaged to direct traffic.
Bello maintained that the same rule applies to operators of churches, mosques and all religious outfits located on the highways without adequate parking spaces.
In addition, he said any leisure house or religious centre that is discovered not to possess relevant building plan approvals after being closed down for running foul of the law on noise pollution runs the risk of a permanent closure.
PUBLIC AFFAIRS, MOE&WR
18TH NOVEMBER, 2019