The Lagos State Government has reopened Club Quilox owned by a member of the House of Representatives, Shina Peller.
The state’s Environmental Protection Agency (LASEPA) says it has re-opened the club after securing the management’s commitment to comply with the state’s Environmental Laws, Regulations, Guidelines and Standards.
Dr Dolapo Fasawe, General Manager, LASEPA, disclosed this in a statement on Saturday. Fasawe noted that the club was reopened after management committed to carrying out its activities; without obstructing the flow of traffic on Ozumba Mbadiwe and other adjoining streets.
Further, Fasawe added that the club’s management promised 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.
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The popular club, owned by Peller 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. Also, it has complied with the extant law guiding its operations. The club was sanctioned and fined for environmental nuisances and we ensured total compliance before reopening,” Fasawe said.
Additionally, the LASEPA General Manager held that the incident 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 entertainment and event centres to 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. Further, she stated that the agency would ensure strict compliance with the state’s environmental laws and regulations.