Monday, July 20, 2020

Farm City, Ajah Quilox, sealed for violating Covid-19 rules

The Lagos State Environmental Protection Agency, LASEPA had again sealed up Farms City on Admiralty Way, Lekki and Ajah Quilox Pool and Bar in Ajah area of the State for contravening different sections of the State Environmental Law and also constituting a setback to the State Government’s efforts to flatten the curve of the Covid-19 pandemic.

The enforcement exercise which was carried out in the late hours of Saturday and early hours of Sunday along the Lekki-Ajah axis of the State, was led by the Special Assistant to the General Manager, Dr Adebola Odunsi and the Director, Enforcement, Compliance and Monitoring, Mr Kayode Belo, wherein two other entertainment and restaurant outlets namely Page One in Ajah and Bien Mange in Abraham Adesanya Estate were also sealed.

While the former was sealed operating a Beer Parlor and encouraging large gathering, the latter facility located at 9B Dan Suleiman crescent, Abraham Adesanya was sealed for illegally converting a residential building for commercial purposes and operating in an unfriendly environment whereby constituting environmental nuisance to other residents of the area.

Speaking after the enforcement exercise, the General Manager, Dr Dolapo Fasawe disclosed that the action by the Agency was in line with the Environmental Management and Protection Law of 2017 which mandated the Agency to work on Land, Air and Water to address environmental violations that could pose a threat to the wellbeing of Lagosians and affect the environmental sustainability drive of the State government.

Describing the development at Farms City as quite unfortunate, she said “The agency acted on tip from a whistle blower, alleging traffic congestion, flagrant disobedience of the environmental laws (public smoking and noise pollution) as well as non-compliance of the Covid -19 safety protocols.

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