The Lagos State government has confirmed the shutting down of a popular nightclub in the state, Quilox located at Ozumba Nbadwe Street, Victoria Island.
We learned that the nightclub, which belonged to federal legislator Shina Peller, was closed on Saturday, December 24.
Dolapo Fasawe, General Manager of the Lagos State Environmental Protection Agency (LASEPA), confirmed the development and explained why the organization was shut down: “The event was organized without a sound control permission.”
Fasawe explained that some concerned residents of the area who were being disturbed by the activities at the club made distress calls to his agency about the environmental nuisance constituted by the club.
She said, “To avert situations like this, we recently held a stakeholders’ parley with the owners and chief executive officers of night clubs in the state to address the issue of noise pollution during the festive period. The state, in its magnanimity, compassionately increased the decibels to accommodate leisure and hospitality business interest.
“We urged them to apply for sound control permits to enable us to reach out and notify the host community of the intended programme and further deploy our officials to the venue for proper monitoring and prevention of excessive noise pollution.”
Fasawe however added that Quilox ignored the initiative to comply with noise control measures put in place.