The well-known Quilox nightclub on Victoria Island has been shut down by the Lagos State Government via the state Environmental Protection Agency (LASEPA) for failing to follow agency guidelines and planning events without a sound control licence.
On Sunday at about 4.30 p.m., the agency and Lagos State Task Force conducted an enforcement operation after many complaints from the neighborhood.
Dr. Dolapo Fasawe, the general manager of LASEPA, confirmed the exercise and explained that it was necessary as a result of several distress calls and video evidence that had been received from concerned neighbors to back up their claims about alleged environmental nuisances created by the club without regard for the host community’s right to a peaceful environment.
In order to prevent situations like these, Fasawe said, “We recently convened a stakeholder’s parley with the Owners/Chief Executive Officers of night clubs in the state to address the problem of noise pollution during the holiday time.
In order to suit the interests of the leisure/hospitality industries, the states kindly raised the decibel levels.
“We asked them to submit sound control permit applications so that we could reach out to the host community and inform them of the planned program and further deploy our officers to the site for adequate monitoring and the avoidance of excessive noise pollution.”