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Tuesday, February 21, 2012

Lagos State Govt Shut Down Churches in Lagos Over Noise Polution

The Lagos State Government through one of its agencies - the Lagos State Environmental Protection Agency (LASEPA), over the weekend shut down some churches in Lagos over what the government termed - noise polution.

The churches affected include - Lord's Chosen in Surulere, Bible Church in Festac, The Chapter of Christ Church in Oregun Ikeja, Seek and Save Ministry, Abule Egba, Assemblies of God church, Ikeja, The Golden Gate Church, Ifako Ijaiye.
A rep of the agency say the churches were shut down after the churches disregarded pre-sanction notices given to them to abate the noise pollution emanating from their worship centres.

The government say they are determined to reduce noise polution in Lagos State, so more churches will be shut down.

Dear LASEPA, I live in Surulere, and there are at least three churches around my area that needs to be closed...the noise is unbelievable!

84 comments:

Anonymous said...

lol soo true..

Anonymous said...

Linda my area as well should I give you the street address

Anonymous said...

Pls LASEPA or whatever, we need u in Abesan estate with immediate allacrity, there is one Chosen church bombarding me from d left and anoda private individual preacher doing his frm d right. D noise is just killing!!!

Anonymous said...

Ooops indeed support of it, but pls government should close ǻℓℓ the mosque too simple, their noise is seriously bad, imagine at the middle of a shoot... Thanks

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Anonymous said...

Pls let dem come to abesan estate, ipaja. There is a chosen church dat its service is noise all d way. Another individual preacher also mounted a speaker on his window and does the noisemaking his own way...pls LASEPA help!!!!!

Anonymous said...

So funny, I hope they both come to compromise and settle the I ssue.

Modupsy said...

I'm glad our comments are geared towards the truth. Mosques too should be considered esp those dat have gramophones abi wetin dem dey call am, outside d mosque. Dat shit wakes me up 15mins earlier dan i want

Anonymous said...

pls ketu, kosofe to be precise, ighodalo's wife grew up on this street too, so ts a popular one, adedoyin street, they have about 50 churches on that stretch of half kilometre...pls visit soon...pls lasepa pls come, noise from mosques/churches r killing and its like they wait for one to start and d other start too, they compete for who makes d loudest noise, pls help us, we r dying slowly

Anonymous said...

Dummy,moslems call pple to prayer and immediately after that no more noise. Just keep quiet if u don't have anything to say rather than rubbish.Must u comment?

Anonymous said...

lol!I support what Lagos state government is doing.Infact some church, have external mega-speakers outside of their premises,what for, i don't know oh!

Anonymous said...

very soon we all wil ask for this churches to come back watch out

Anonymous said...

none sense dat dont make sense where are the moseques nd the hawkers who use noisy stuff abeg jare this may leave to religious war

Kunle Bakare said...

wat abt mosques......one in ikorodu, they will keep the noise for like 30 mins early in the morning where one should be sleeping?.....lasepa dnt start wat u cant finish oooo....

JOHNSON said...

I BELEIVE THAT SOME OF THIS RELGIOUS BODY SHOUD REDUCE THERE NOISE I AM SO SAD THAT THIS THE WAY TO ACT SO YOUR ARE PROMOTED MR ALHAJI RASHEED ITS NOT THE BEST WAY.WAYS OUT
1.SUE THEM TO COURT
2.REPORT THEM TO HIGHER CHRISTIAN BODIES
3.INVOLVE THE PFN OR CAN
4.LET THE COMMNITY HEAD SUMMONED THEM
5.ATTEND THE SERVICRS TO SEE FOR YOUR SELF THEN ALERT THE WHOLE CHURCH
...NO SENTIMENTS OR SUPPORTVE MECHANISM

Anonymous said...

May God forgive whoever took the decisions to close the Churches,God's own place. What about the mosques? Don't they make noise too. Why Christians all the time? Let them not let God's wrath to come upon them, bcos if it does,they can't escape it.

#Just Sayin# said...

Please I hope the mosques with all their 'megaphones' outside 'doing' their 'call to prayer' at different times of every blessed day are being shut down too?

@Anonymous 8:20, y wld u call someone a dummy? BTW the call to prayers from mosque are usually too loud and are done even @ early hours of the days...at different times of d day...every day of the week for ur info.

Its totally unnecessary to call people names when they make known their opinion.

Labstery said...

Its funny. But come to think of it, there is a church behind my house at akoka. They do night vigil almost every night.

Labstery said...

Its funny. But come to think of it, there is a church behind my house at akoka. They do night vigil almost every night.

Jess said...

@Anonymous8:20pm: you are the dummy! Don't sound like an idiot. If churches are being shut down for noise making, the mosques should too.Imams do not need microphones to call people for prayers. Almost everyone has a wristwatch or some other time source in this age and time. You should take yourself to prayer when it's time.

Smith said...

This is Insane,...I remember some years ago when I was anchoring a praise night. Na gun dem use pursue us comot from church that night.....May God forgive all of you that are saying they should close down more churches,...

joe said...

What about the noise? Everyone has right to whateva religion they practise n this might lead to a religious war in lagos,pretty soon. They had beta luk for alternative means of reducing noise instead incuring the wrath of God upon themselves when ppl organise loud parties in lagos evry wiv more noise.

Anonymous said...

Why is it that anytime I see a coment on anything islamic, on any blog or site, it is always followed by a reply from a moslem. That's not the issue. The issue that the reply is always rude and angry. And yet islam is supossedly a religion of peace. Why is it that even the average everyday moslem seems extremist? And is biased? U said nothing about the closed churches, yet someone just mentions the idea of a closed mosque and that's an issue. That warrants you calling someone you don't know, who may be your elder, a 'dummy'. Does the koran support such talk? Well, with the excessive rate at which I meet such replies like this online, maybe. When your mosques are holding their friday jumat services, in some areas they close the road to traffic. Where I live there are mosques that use a speaker system just as loud as these churches. I really don't blame you guys though. I blame us. When islam started acting like a spoilt child, throwing tantrums everywhere in the name of fundamentalism and extremism, the name of political islam (check your encyclopedia for the meaning of that term), we the christian world just indulged you. And you got worse, throwing even louder tantrums. What we need is to become extremist like you all. Reply all posts that attack anything christain rudely. Have christian terrorist groups, our own al-queda and boko haram that kills moslems, then blame them as extremist only saying that 'they should stop what they are doing, that christainity is a religion of peace' but doing nothing more, registering countries as christain and beheading, raping and imprisoning moslems and non christians like you people do in egypt and iran and tha arabian countries. Then things will be even. The proverbial spanking of the tantrum child. Maybe then he'll keep quiet a bit...

Anonymous said...

I am sad....christians better take a stand in this world before they are wiped out...

Make-Up by Teju said...

These are endtimes indeed!...d ones that disturb 5times daily, from 6am, dey dint close down or remove their gramophones ooo! @ least church have specific service times...well, they should just give them a final notice not close them...am glas my church building is really good, u wont even hear the generator noise,...this is naija sha,they will still open them churches jareh!

Anonymous said...

O bless God. This is beautiful. We need more of this.

Anonymous said...

Dis unfair, why christian always? Plz who ever makes dis decision should reverse it back, cos d decision is odd (shut down house of God) meeeeeeh is bad.

Anonymous said...

I am xtain and i support this. Noise will not attract pple to ur church and its even a sin to inconvenience pple in such manner.

Mosque too get issue, smtime by 5am u go hear Allah hakuba, like seriously *rolling eyes*

Anonymous said...

this is not about religion,its about respecting the peace of the society you are in,for churches,mosques and individuals simple!!!

Anonymous said...

Noise pollution indeed! Is this how they are trying to ridicule the house of GOD! they should either get it straight and close mosques too whether its 10secs announcements or not and they should go to parks and arrest noisy hawkers and bus conductors...rubbish!!!

Austin said...

hey hey. my pepulu. na wetin. les not tun evritin 2 muslim~christain palava. truth b told @least 4rm my view piont: i fink it goes both ways every where megaphones are outsyd d church or mosque premises, it shld b discouraged. pple cant rest peacefulli cuz sum odaz wntd 2 worship? no dat aint ryt. funni enuf jst had dis discussion wiv ma flatmate.

Anonymous said...

@anon 8:07 ur a hipopotamus dat has no brain,which mosque in ur entire miserable life hav u heard noise pollution from.

Anonymous said...

Thank goodness,people are finally seeing the light.am not against preaching the word but please not being noisy!

Anonymous said...

ol of u saying dey shud close down mosque r ol stupid,we only call for prayers nd dats ol,not to compare wit d churces dat do parties abi shud i say madness

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Anonymous said...

ONOME says............,.................I was quite pleased when I read the comments to see that most peeps seem to be thinking alike:)I thot Nigerians will be at their most holier than thou outlook and samctimonius best;amazingly this was not the case.So up people u guys rock!!! BTW totally unrelated but some of the names of the churches were simply unbeatable:))))May God bless us all,May we seek to serve God in spirit and in truth

Anonymous said...

What about the mosques that consistently do this everyday at 6am?

Ay A said...

If only Nigerians would emulate useful and important cultures from the west we would lead better lives.
Noise pollution is totally unacceptable and to think some people here are coming to support the churches and saying God would fight etc shows our level of ignorance.
As an Environmentalist living in the UK, I would like to let you know that you can sue any churches in your area that are causing public nuisance, you can get an injuction or abatement against them. Better still, if you can prove that they have caused you psychological problems, you can get compensation. I know this is costly and time consuming but it is not impossible.
We have to start doing things the right way. No one has the right to disturb another person's right to a private and enjoyable life. (Human rights law which Nigeria is part of)
I can't wait to return to Nigeria and work with the Lagos state Govt. or the Fed. Govt, we have to start from somewhere.
All this nonsense has to stop.

Anonymous said...

its not all bout shutting down churches.we have a whole lots of mosque making noise and disturbing early in d morning. Fashola should do same if this is truly democracy.

Anonymous said...

What about the mosques that consistently do this everyday at 6am? Are these people afraid of what muslims will do and consider xtians easy pushovers/ coz the guy himself is muslim? These peeps should be careful to make this as unbiased as possible. There are more churches so i'd expect it to be skewed but how come not a single mosque made the list?

Shola said...

anon @8.20 dont be daft, noise pollution is noise pollution, either 15 mins for a call to prayer or 2hrs for a church service, noise is noise. Take heed to your own advice and keep it on mute. Lagos is an extremely noisy city, from mosques to churches, music vendors, commercial drivers and the lot. Hope this can be dealt with efficiently and more importantly, effectively.Eko o ni baje o!

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Anonymous said...

Am also a christain and I don't support such disturbing noise...well in catholic we don't make such noise anyways. U don't av to shout at the top of your voice to be heard by the almighty. He hears even the silent prayers..pple shld stop doing that noisy shit!

Miss Pepeye said...

Una no go kill person with laughter for this blog. Love you all.

Anonymous said...

The mosques too! There is a mosque next to my house after the five times daily prayers they still av night vigils, and arabic school! The noise is terrible. Sometimes I used cough syrup just so I can sleep. I have fought and tired of fighting. We own the house else I would av moved out!

Ideysiddondeylook said...

you are all asses. Why not try this stupid sanctions or measures with mosques and watch those animalistic unforgiving muslims teach you a lesson or two. Becos Christians play gently gentle you are all opening mouth including you Linda...Nonsense

Anonymous said...

Please dont let us be sentimental about this issue, The noise some of these churches make is unbearable. But really do mosques make so much noise? i doubt they do but if they do, then LASEPA should do the needful.

Anonymous said...

linda know let God nack ur blog akpako as na u dey report church.u for go stay for vgc.

Anonymous said...

Let Rivers state Govt do same Biko, I can drop my add, one Fire deliverance church won't let someone sleep mega phones everywhere. Eya

Anonymous said...

What about d mosques? LASEPA should shut down some of those too. There is one behind my house n d noise is so unbearable.

Anonymous said...

This is persecution ho ha! But I still believe our churches can still operate without speakers outside. Even though,there are times I will be depressed$the praise and worship even the word of God coming thru d speakers minister to me. Anyway,the bible said we shd obey d govt of d land. But let them visit mosques too. Itz really a sensitive issue.

Uniport said...

Not taking sides here, but most churches do really cause noise polution.

Anonymous said...

I hope this is not political? What abt d noise polution emanating 4rm the mosques. To say the least, the use of gramophones makes it even more irritating.Some of these mosques should be shut down too. A typical example is the one adjacent to itire police station, kabiyesi street. This is most anoying and unbearable.

Unizik said...

When i was in the states, if you as a church are a noise polutant then you will be sued by one of the residents not even the goverment

Anonymous said...

Am aware some chrchs ar just too noisy but we have hawkers, mosques, touts etc dat ar makin noise every street, bus stop ... In lagos.Why only chrch?
I wonda wat some pple il answr God wen dey leav dis world.

Uniabuja admission said...

When i was in the states, if you as a church are a noise polutant then you will be sued by one of the residents not even the goverment

Anonymous said...

FASHOLA HAD BETTER CLOSE DOWN SOME MOSQUES ALSO. THEY ARE THE ONES WITH MORE APALLING NOISES. THAT IS IF HE HAS LIVER. OPONU MAN
BU HA HA HA HA HA!
:p

Jelly said...

Am a Christian and what i believe in is not synonymous to wrong doing... "Noise Pollution" is not same thing as preaching the gospel to all nations! if the GOVT. has issued warnings to the offending assemblies i'ld suggest that they comply. Honestly, its really wrong to put out loud speakers constituting nuisance in the environment. TO hear the WORD of GOD nor be by force its by Grace :-)
Please BRF close down as many religious centers that won't comply to environmental regulations!

Anonymous said...

I AM A STRONG ADVOCATE....I NOTICED THESE CHURCHES HAVE SPEAKERS THAT THEY PUT OUTSIDE...I DONT KNOW WHY....PLS COME TO FESTAC. OPP 204 ROAD, THERE IS A FOURSQUARE THERE....ILLEGAL STRUCTURE FOR THAT MATTER

Anonymous said...

Ahoy sire,
Well said, they think they have monopoly to violence, mtcheeew

ASAMPOKOTO said...

can't you people read, they said after various notices, they decided to shut them down.I'm a Christian and I'm soo with that decision. ahnahn. some churches go just they shout shout yell.... just be making someone scared. have u been to catholic or Anglican churches? people need to realize they don't need to yell before God hears them. abeg shut down those church's. what nuisances.

Anonymous said...

one word good

Anonymous said...

Thankfully, I don't have any mosque near my house but I have a church next door and they drive me up the wall. My neighbourhood is fully residential and without the church, you wouldn't know that anyone even lives there. Oga Fashola, biko, go far and wide in this LASEPA clamp down.

Anonymous said...

Pls when will Delta State Govt follow suit??? Am grateful to God for rescueing me from the horrible psychological trauma I suffered while living in a house surrounded by churches in warri. I only gained my sanity and peace when I started I got a house in MaiTaima, Abuja. U hardly hear this kind of noise in FCT. Pls let the federal govt assist all state govt in this so that other parts of the country will enjoy this calm environment. Senate should pass a bill directing all churches and mosques to relocate from residential areas to commercial areas.

Anonymous said...

mosques should also be closed down cos they ar d loudest noise makers esp in my area.dat their early morning prayers and ranting must be stopped.LASEPA over to u guys

ebuka said...

whatever you like say,all these things must start 4m sumwr.whether mosque or church.as a Christian,I knw sum Churches are just out there to advertise themselves.dey use powerful speakers which dey mount outside and leave d mild ones inside.4 d Muslims,na turn by turn.btw,with the way church biz is growing,i tink we should have in addition to residential & industrial area,church areas.dey r just evrywr.

Anonymous said...

Has u ever been to Agege (mushalashi Alhaja) during their afternoon prayer? they block the main road, even moving stops until they are done. Now what do u call that? Is it the call to prayer of 5am on a weekend when u which to have a nice sleep. Common! who is fooling who? this is just another Boko Haram attack on the churches. But know this for sure, God will fight his battle in his own way. BEWARE!!!

Anonymous said...

THIS IS THE REASON I WILL ALWAYS SAY A MUSLIM IS A MUSLIM WHETHER FROM THE NORTH OR FROM THE WEST. CLOSING DOWN CHURCHES WITHOUT CLOSING DOWN MOSQUES IS JUST A CLEAR EVIDENCE THAT THE RELIGIOUS HATRED IS NOT JUST WITH THE NORTH BUT HERE WITH US IN THE SO CALLED METROPOLITAN CITY OF LAGOS. I CAN ONLY SUPPORT THE IDEA IF THE ACTION IS TAKEN OUT ON ALL NOISE MAKERS IN LAGOS INCLUDING THE CROAKER VOICED AGBEROS THAT SHOUT ON THE ROADS EVERY MINUTE OF THE DAY. IF THEY DO THIS EQUALLY THEN WE CAN KNOW THAT IT IS A WELL MEANING ACT.

Anonymous said...

@anon feb21 9:31pm,oga sir or madam,so u want d muslims to fold dere hands and watch u christains make abusive comment over dem yes islam is d religion of peace not a religion of fools,secondly i want u to compare d insult,rude and stupid comments u guys do over not only d religion but our CREATOR,ALLAH..fine we muslims only make abusive and angry comments but we hav neva insulted Jesus,b4 commentin or thinking u have made a resonable comment go compare and contrast d rude comment u christians make.tank u anty or should i say uncle

Anonymous said...

@anon feb21 9:31pm,oga sir or madam,so u want d muslims to fold dere hands and watch u christains make abusive comment over dem yes islam is d religion of peace not a religion of fools,secondly i want u to compare d insult,rude and stupid comments u guys do over not only d religion but our CREATOR,ALLAH..fine we muslims only make abusive and angry comments but we hav neva insulted Jesus,b4 commentin or thinking u have made a resonable comment go compare and contrast d rude comment u christians make.tank u anty or should i say uncle

Anonymous said...

Am Laughing my head of right now even though am in pain.

I remember my mum telling me of a particular one just at the back of our house with so much noise that they even criticise our surname because it start from OGUN......

Anonymous said...

pls be carefull of how you close churches.Lagos state govt be careful

Anonymous said...

I love u whoever you are; you hit the nail right on d spot.....the moslems think the country is excusively theirs, judged by their responses.God bless u

Anonymous said...

February 22, 2012 7:57 AM your last sentence was one of wisdom,glad to know we still have ppl like you in this country,God bless

Anonymous said...

I support oh! Dem no dey let person sleep for nite. 4 services a day, 7 days a week(multipy the collection)

kokobilo said...

The truth be say noise bad, but one side judgement no good. 5 minutes noise for 5 times a day + omole kewu noise equals plenty noise. So govt carry your padluck go there too + bus stop eg Ketu, generator(my neighbour no dey let us sleep) so establish small court for noise

Anonymous said...

We dnt need to be sentimental abt dis but for me i think some churches and mosque needed to make sure that their noises does not disturb the peace of others. i dont support the situation that churches make so much noise to the detriment of people living in the area most especially people who are sick. All, they needed to do is make an enclosure and keep the noise in their churches and mosques.
This should also aply to people who uses industrial generator which constituted so much noise.

Anonymous said...

Can LASEPA please do thesame to the mosque in 1004.

Anonymous said...

Plus church oh! Ati mosque oh! Pelu conductors oh! gbogbo music CD/casette sellers oh! Na Private individual preachers oh! LASEPA pls shut all of them doooowwwnnn!!!!!!

Anonymous said...

linda smetimes commentdoes nt seem sensible at all. am beginning to dislike you. are u a xtian or muslim or boko haram.

pam3 said...

pple! please focus! noise pollution is noise pollution....
the fact that its being going on for so long or that everyone is used to it doesnt make it right...
anyone found disturbing other peoples peace should be held accountable!

Anonymous said...

@ANON 3:07PM: BOKO HARAMIES ARE DEVOUT MOSLEMS. WHY ARE YOU PUTTING THEM IN A SEPARATE CATEGORY?

Anonymous said...

What about the noise coming from the mosque?

Anonymous said...

if they are serious about combating noise polution, they should face all those CD sellers that blast music on the road side. the way thay blast is really appauling and i really wish something couldl be done about this