In a groundbreaking move to tackle noise pollution and uphold environmental standards, the Lagos State Government slammed the gates on the renowned Quilox Restaurant Bar Night Club in Victoria Island on Friday.
Owned by the former House of Representatives member, Shina Abiola Peller, the club faced closure over flagrant noise pollution and traffic gridlock, sending shockwaves through the nightlife scene.
Commissioner for the Environment and Water Resources, Tokunbo Wahab, took to Twitter to announce the shutdown, emphasizing the government’s commitment to creating a harmonious Lagos for all.
LASEPA, the regulatory powerhouse, echoed this sentiment on their official handle, stating that the closure resulted from a multitude of concerns, including severe traffic congestion and non-compliance with vital environmental regulations.
The bold move against Quilox is part of a broader crackdown by the Lagos Government on establishments contributing to noise pollution.
The enforcement, carried out by LASEPA officials targeted various venues across Lagos, including churches, nightclubs, bars, and event centers in areas such as Lagos Island, Ojudu, Ogba, Magodo, and Ikosi.
The agency has issued a stern warning that any establishment breaching sound-level regulations will face stringent sanctions.
Commissioner Tokunbo Wahab reassured the public of the government’s dedication to ensuring a serene environment, urging cooperation and encouraging the reporting of noise pollution cases to LASEPA.