The Lagos State Environmental Protection Agency (LASEPA), on Saturday said it has re-opened Club Quilox, after securing the management’s commitment to comply with the state’s Environmental Laws, Regulations, Guidelines and Standards.
LASEPA General Manager, Dr Dolapo Fasawe disclosed in a statement that the club was reopened after the management committed to carrying out its activities without obstructing the flow of traffic on Ozumba Mbadiwe and other adjoining streets.
The popular club owned by a member of the Federal House of Representatives, representing Iseyin/Kajola/Itesiwaju/Oorelope Federal Constituency, Hon. Shina Peller, was sealed up by the Lagos State government after it had organised a 36-hour non-stop musical event that led to traffic gridlock and noise pollution around Victoria Island and its environs.
Fasawe said the club’s management promised to ensure its clients’ vehicles were properly parked in designated areas, adding 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.
”We are reopening the club for operation as it has fulfilled our conditions and complied with the extant law guiding its operations.
”The club was sanctioned and fined for environmental nuisances and we ensure total compliance before reopening,” she said.
The general manager further stated that Quilox’s experience should serve as a warning to other entertainment and event centers, adding that they must ensure they operate within the ambit of the law whilst carrying out their activities. She stressed that entertainment and event centers should work with relevant agencies to put effective traffic management systems in place when hosting events and desist from generating noise.
Fasawe stated that the state government will not allow any business concern to constitute a nuisance to other users of the environment and would ensure strict compliance with the state’s environmental laws and regulations.