Lagos State Shuts Down Seven Churches Over Noise Pollution

8 years ago by: Daniel Bosai
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-- Online (m) at 21-02-2012 02:13PM

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The Lagos State Government has shut down the Lord’s Chosen Charismatic Ministry and six other churches in Lagos, Southwest Nigeria over noise pollution.

Officials of the Lagos State Environmental Protection Agency, LASEPA stormed a branch of the Lord’s Chosen Church at 25 Omobola Street, Lawanson, Surulere area at the weekend and shut it down.



Other affected churches are Bible Church, FESTAC; The Chapter of Christ Church, Oregun, Ikeja; Assemblies of God Church, Ikeja; The Golden Gate Church, Ifako-Ijaiye and Seek and Save Ministry, Abule Egba.

The closure of the churches is coming after pre-sanction notices were given to the churches to abate the noise pollution emanating from their worship centres.

General Manager, LASEPA, Engr. Rasheed Shabi said the closure of the churches became imperative after several abatement notices issued to them were disregarded.

According to him, some of the churches even rebuffed meetings called by the agency on how to resolve the issue.

“The agency’s stance is clear on issue of noise pollution level permitted. This has been communicated to all worship centres in the state.

“The level of noise pollution allowed in the state is between 55 decibel during the day and 42 to 45 decibel at night,” he said.

Shabi said the state government was determined to reduce noise pollution in the state because of the anomalies and diseases related to it.

He enjoined worship centres in the state to comply with the state’s standard on noise, while suggesting the use of sound proof equipment by churches to reduce noise during their worship services.

Meanwhile, the large expanse of land in Ayobo where the temporary headquarters of Deeper Life Bible Church is situated may soon become a subject of litigation, as the Olalere Family has asked the church to vacate the land.

The over 150 acres of land covering Amule, Ayobo and Onikanga communities, currently accommodates the Deeper Life Bible Church main auditorium, the International Bible Training College and the proposed Anchor University owned by founder of the church, Pastor Williams Kumuyi.

Although Deeper Life Bible Church has been in possession of the land for over 30 years, the Olalere Family who now claim ownership of the land has declared the church as an illegal occupant and warned that the family may resort to court action to evict the church if it does not legalise its tenancy of the land.

The Olalere family in a letter to the church dated 7 February 2012 noted that by virtue of a 2010 court ruling by Justice Oyekan Abdullahi, the entire Ayobo community land belongs to them, and any occupant currently on the land must renegotiate their tenancy with the family.

When our reporter contacted the church over the development, secretary to the church, Pastor Jerry Asemota, said he was personally unaware of any letter to the church by the Olalere family.

He, however, said that only the legal department of the church could confirm receipt of such letters.

When asked about the Olalere family’s claim of ownership to the church land, he said: “I can assure you that we are not illegal occupants. We have been in possession of this land for 30 years and if the initial owners have problem among themselves, they should settle it amicably.”



-- lertipha (f) at 21-02-2012 02:27PM
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 Roll Eyes Roll Eyes Roll Eyes Roll Eyes Roll Eyes
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-- zoe61 (f) at 21-02-2012 02:36PM
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mmmmm this 9ja church ppl self i no trust them.
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-- lertipha (f) at 21-02-2012 02:39PM
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sorry for the lost business.
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-- kattie77 (f) at 21-02-2012 02:41PM
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Na wa oooo,na which one be seek and save ministry again?
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-- EMMYBOSS (m) at 21-02-2012 03:21PM
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MAKE OGA FASH NO PROVOKE GOD O. FROM MARKET CLOSURE TO CHURCH. NA WA O.  JUST TAKE AM EASY ABEG.
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-- mezkaz18 (m) at 21-02-2012 03:30PM
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Quote from: Futurehope on 21-02-2012 03:07PM
That's good. Them don turn church to business yet them no go let people hear. make them also tell mosque people say make them no dey disturb people sleep in the morning.

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-- mezkaz18 (m) at 21-02-2012 03:35PM
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Quote from: EMMYBOSS on 21-02-2012 03:21PM
MAKE OGA FASH NO PROVOKE GOD O. FROM MARKET CLOSURE TO CHURCH. NA WA O.  JUST TAKE AM EASY ABEG.
when a bird feels to big to land on the iroko tree, he will enter into hunter house soon. they nogo fight BH na church be noise maker for lagos now, then go close oshodi mkt and shouting of molue conductors and generator noise. awo OLOSHI
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-- lertipha (f) at 21-02-2012 03:38PM
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Huh
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-- Sean-Dada (m) at 21-02-2012 03:40PM
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Can Engr Rasheed Shabi, as the name implies, go and shut down a Mosque in Lagos?? Arrant Nonsense!!
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-- Angelita2 (m) at 21-02-2012 03:45PM
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i don tire for this business churches.
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-- Sean-Dada (m) at 21-02-2012 04:00PM
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How can a bloody-phyuking-pakistani-engineer, residing in islamabad, working in nigeria, with a mother-phyuking construction compny in lekki, order down d closure of churches in lagos under d auspices of LASEPA? phyuk lagos state govnor, phyuk engineer rasheed, phyuk LASEPA, and phyuk all Mosques !!!
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-- EMMYBOSS (m) at 21-02-2012 04:01PM
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Quote from: Angelita2 on 21-02-2012 03:45PM
i don tire for this business churches.

CHURCH NA BUSINESS FOR U?
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-- Sean-Dada (m) at 21-02-2012 04:02PM
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How can a bloody-phyuking-pakistani-engineer, residing in islamabad, working in nigeria, with a mother-phyuking construction compny in lekki, order down d closure of churches in lagos under d auspices of LASEPA? phyuk lagos state govnor, phyuk engineer rasheed, phyuk LASEPA, and phyuk all Mosques !!!
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-- DHash (m) at 21-02-2012 04:24PM
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 Shocked Shocked Shocked
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-- moralemike07 (m) at 21-02-2012 04:26PM
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I no fit shout Grin
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-- lertipha (f) at 21-02-2012 04:31PM
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Quote from: Sean-Dada on 21-02-2012 04:02PM
How can a bloody-fcuking-pakistani-engineer, residing in islamabad, working in nigeria, with a mother-fcuking construction compny in lekki, order down d closure of churches in lagos under d auspices of LASEPA? fcuk lagos state govnor, fcuk engineer rasheed, fcuk LASEPA, and fcuk all Mosques !!!
This guy dey vex ooo,make una hold am.
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-- fuckinjoe (m) at 21-02-2012 05:11PM
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what about the mosques that makes more larger noise in the morning and night??    i guess lagos state has now implemented shariah law...

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-- lanudja (f) at 21-02-2012 05:24PM
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This is uncalled for. He does nt have d right to close down churches. I see it as a way of attacking christian since he is nt. Wel, i dnt av anythng to say bt, God wil fight for them..... It is high time christian unites & defend their brothers jst like d muslim would do most expecialy on social web like dis. There re sme persns dat re budis, hindu, krisna etc. When they say rubbish thing abt churches & christian we dat called ourself christian wil join them were as, they re so united in their own religion. Christians! lets learn to unite no matter d denomination.
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-- rayOFsunshine (f) at 21-02-2012 05:26PM
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Quote from: Sean-Dada on 21-02-2012 04:02PM
How can a bloody-fcuking-pakistani-engineer, residing in islamabad, working in nigeria, with a mother-fcuking construction compny in lekki, order down d closure of churches in lagos under d auspices of LASEPA? fcuk lagos state govnor, fcuk engineer rasheed, fcuk LASEPA, and fcuk all Mosques !!!

cool down bros
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