Noise Pollution: Anambra Govt. Caution Nightclubs, Industries, Others

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Noise Pollution: Anambra Govt. Caution Nightclubs, Industries, Others

Noise Pollution: Anambra Govt. Caution Nightclubs, Industries, Others—-The Anambra Government has warned residents, business owners, nightclubs, bars, among others to avoid engaging in noise pollution.

It extended the warning to event centres, industries and religious organisations.

Mr Celestine Anere, Managing Director, Operation Clean and Healthy Anambra (OCHA Brigade), gave the warning on Sunday in Awka.

He did so as the brigade served demand notices to business owners that were creating unhealthy noise in the environment.

Anere said that excessive noise posed a significant threat to the tranquillity and well-being of the people in the environment.

He said: “This is to tell residents that the state’s environmental laws that prohibit noise pollution and other environmental violations which can have negative impact on human health and well-being are still in effect.

“We are calling on the leadership and members of various religious organisations, nightclub owners, industries and other interest groups operating in the state to desist from causing noise pollution.

“Anyone or organisation caught will be dealt with according to the law.

“We want our streets and markets to be devoid of noise with strict adherence to the state’s environmental laws in the best interest of public health.

“All religious houses, club houses, markets and other entertainment outlets should operate within enclosed and sound-proof facilities with regulated use of speakers.

“Ensure that you give due considerations to neighbouring residents during and after any celebration or event,” he said.

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