Monday, November 7, 2016

Niger State To Prosecute Noise Pollution Offenders

Niger State Environmental Protection Agency (NISEPA) has said that the agency would set up mobile courts to prosecute those engaged in noise pollution in the state.

Alhaji Usman Kolos, the Deputy General Manager of the agency told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Minna on Monday that owners of musical studio and operators of grinding machines would no longer go scot free.

He disclosed that the state government has purchased noise meter machines that would help to check unwanted noise.

“Noise pollution affects both health and behaviour and can damage psychological health.

“It can cause hypertension, high-stress levels, hearing loss, sleep disturbances, and other harmful effects to the body,” he said.