Saturday, December 28, 2019 6:00 pm
The Lagos State Environmental Protection Agency (LASEPA) on Saturday re-opened Club Quilox which was sealed off last Monday over infractions of traffic regulations by its patrons.
In a statement, General Manager, LASEPA, Dr Dolapo Fasawe said the re-opening of the entertainment centre followed commitment of its management to obey the state’s Environmental Laws, Regulations, Guidelines and Standards.
Specifically, Fasawe said the Club’s management committed to carrying out its activities without obstructing the flow of traffic on Ozumba Mbadiwe and other adjoining streets.
This, according to her, was in addition to promising to ensure its clients’ vehicles were properly parked in designated areas.
She said that the club had also demonstrated firm commitment to ensure that sound emanating from musical events hosted within its facility does not exceed the recommended limits set by the state.
The popular club, owned by Mr Shina Peller, a member of the Federal House of Representatives, had organised a 36-hour non-stop event that led to traffic gridlock and noise pollution, affecting Victoria Island and its environs.
”We are reopening the club for operation as it has fulfilled our 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,” Fasawe said.
The general manager said that this should serve as a warning to other entertainment and event centres, to ensure that they operate within the ambit of the law, whilst carrying out their activities.
She advised that entertainment and event centres should work with relevant agencies to put effective traffic management systems in place, when hosting events and desist from generating noise.
Fasawe said that the state government would not allow any business concern to constitute a nuisance to other users of the environment and would ensure strict compliance with the state’s environmental laws and regulations.