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Noise Pollution: AEPB Reads Riot Act To Owners Of Event Centres, Parks, Others

The Abuja Environmental Protection Board, AEPB, has expressed concern over the incessant noise pollution from event centres, parks, gardens and other facilities across the Federal Capital City.

The Director, Environmental Monitoring, AEPB, Mr Ezekiel Ope-Ojo expressed the displeasure while speaking with newsmen in Abuja.

He said the board had been receiving series of complains by some residents on issue of noise pollution in their areas which had affected their health condition.

Mr Ope-Ojo stated that the nuisance of noise pollution contravened both the national regulations on acceptable noise levels and provisions of AEPB Act no 10 of 1997 which forbids making noise in any way that will disturb the neighborhood.

According to him, any event centre, park, garden and other person or bodies found culpable shall be guilty of noise pollution as stipulated under the law.

The Director of Environmental Monitoring in AEPB explained that the board had already been sensitizing the owners of the centres and stakeholders on noise regulations to avoid been sanctioned.

“Before now AEPB has made arrests and charged culprits on noise pollution to court and the Board will not relent in putting this public disturbance to end because this the nation’s capital where laws must be obeyed” he emphasized.

Mr Ope-Ojo stressed the need for residents to always report cases of noise pollution in their areas to AEPB for necessary action.

While reiterating the commitment of AEPB towards bringing sanity to environmental related matters, Mr Ope-Ojo called for the support of all stakeholders towards realizing the mandates of AEPB in making the FCT worthy of emulation by other countries.

Matthew Ayoola/Abuja

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