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Oyo assembly urges ministry to enforce noise control law


oyologoThe Oyo State House of Assembly on Tuesday called on the Ministry of Environment, Urban Development and Physical Planning to ensure the enforcement of the law on noise control in the state.

The call followed a motion on the need to control noise that is injurious to human health emanating from commercial, worship and other centres in the state.

Presenting the motion, member representing Saki-West state constituency, Mr Abdul-Wasi Musah, said that the right of freedom of religion and thought, among others, should not impede on public health and safety.

Musah said that some commercial and religious centres were sited within residential areas without approval and noise from such churches and mosques had become injurious to the health of residents.

“Noise from churches and mosques, especially in the night, can affect the good living of the people and needs urgent attention,” he said.

Another lawmaker, Mr Segun Ajanaku, representing Ibadan South-West 2 state constituency, said there were series of complaints from people concerning noise pollution.

Ajanaku, who is also a pastor, emphasised that noise that was injurious to the health of others should be controlled.
The lawmakers, therefore, resolved that the ministry should ensure that commercial, worship and other centres curb noise emanating from their centres.

The house urged the executive arm of government, and the ministry in particular, to put necessary machinery in motion to ensure strict compliance with the law.

The lawmakers said that the executive should also come up with policies to ensure effective noise control in the state.

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