CITIZENS COMPASS– THE Lagos State Government has sealed off the popular nightclub, Quilox, at Ozumba Mbadiwe Road, Victoria Island area of the state.
The government, through the Lagos State Environmental Protection Agency (LASEPA), shut down the club on Saturday, December 24, 2022, over non-compliance to its directive and organising events without obtaining a sound control permit.
Confirming the seal-off exercise, LASEPA General Manager, Dr. Dolapo Fasawe, said that the measure became necessary following several distress calls with video evidence (s) received from concerned neighbors.
“To avert a situation like this, we recently held a stakeholder’s parley with the Owners/ Chief Executive Officers of nightclubs in the state to address the issue of noise pollution during the festive period.
“The states in its magnanimity, compassionately increased the decibels to accommodate leisure/hospitality business interest.
“We urged them to apply for sound control permits to enable us reach out and notify the host community of the intended program and further deploy our officials to the venue for proper monitoring and prevention of excessive noise pollution,” Fasawe was quoted as saying in a statement during the seal off exercise.
“Invitation was extended to Quilox club like every other stakeholder was ignored by the club for reasons best known to them.