The Lagos State Environmental Protection Agency re-opened Club Quilox yesterday after securing the management’s commitment to comply with the State’s Environmental Laws, Regulations, Guidelines and Standards.
The Club was reopened after a meeting held at the Agency’s office in which its management committed to carrying out its activities without obstructing the flow of traffic on Ozumba Mbadiwe and other adjoining streets, by ensuring its clients are properly parked in designated areas.
The Club has also demonstrated firm commitment to ensuring that sound emanating from musical events hosted within its facility does not exceed the recommended limits set by the State.
Recall that the popular club owned by a member of the Federal House of Representative, Mr Shina Abiola Peller had organised a 36-hour non-stop event that led to traffic gridlock and noise pollution with its attendant effect on Victoria Island and its environs.
The General Manager, Dr Dolapo Fasawe who led the operation disclosed that the club was being reopened for operation as it has fulfilled required conditions and complied with the extant law guiding its operations.
“The club was sanctioned and fined for environmental nuisances and we ensure total compliance before reopening”, she said. The General Manager further noted that that the development should serve as a warning to other entertainment and event centres.
“They must all ensure that they operate within the ambit of the law, whilst carrying out their activities”, she said.
She advised entertainment and event centres to work with relevant agencies in order to put effective traffic management systems in place when hosting events.
Fasawe emphasised that the state government would not allow any business concern to constitute a nuisance to the environment, adding that her Agency will always ensure strict compliance with the State’s environmental laws and regulations.