ENVIRONMENTAL POLLUTION: LASEPA SEALS RELIGIOUS OUTLETS  

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 Bola Ajao

The Lagos State Environmental Protection Agency, (LASEPA) has embarked on the clamp down of erring religious centers across the State over issue of environmental pollution.

Following the clamp down exercise, the General Manager of the Agency, Dr Dolapo Fasawe stressed the need for religious bodies in the state to operate within the ambit of the law.

Dr. Fasawe assured residents of the State of LASEPA’s resolve to ensure that the state is devoid of all manners of environmental pollution.

Recalling the inundating petitions and outcry from residents of the State over the insensitivity and intolerance of some religious outlets, the LASEPA boss noted that several warnings issued to the management of these bodies had not yielded the expected result.

The GM further disclosed that the illegal and unauthorized conversion of residential properties for religious use, without recourse to the wellbeing of other residents and the state of the environment, is of great concern to the state government.

Fasawe explained that for the sealed facilities to be reopened, leaders of the affected religious organisations must reach an agreement of compliance with the Agency, and also satisfy other necessary conditions as prescribed by the law.

 

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