FG threatens churches, mosques over noise making




The National Environmental Standards and Regulations Enforcement Agency (NESREA) has threatened to prosecute worship centres for noise pollution.


NESREA said it’s empowered to prosecute churches and mosques for using loud speakers without control.


Director-General of NESREA, Aliyu Jauro, disclosed this in a chat with journalists in Abuja on Sunday.


Jauro said noise is a serious environmental pollutant which affects plants, animals and humans.


He said: “Once they are subjected to the noise, it leads to a lot of health problems ranging from hypertension and other diseases. So, as an agency, we have a specific regulation on noise control.


“What we do as an agency is that we go out to ensure compliance. There is a lot of activities people engage that affect the environment and individuals. We receive complaints from a lot of people.


“For instance, places like churches, mosques, even industries are causing a lot of noise which we receive complaints from people, so we do visit such areas, sensitising them about the problem people are facing.”




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