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Edo: Obaseki To Seal Mosques, Churches Without Soundproof

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Benin City – Edo State government has warned that they will seal mosques, churches, clubs and other event centres who don’t meet his guidelines of noise pollution.

This was contained in a In a statement by Commissioner for Physical Planning, Housing, Urban and Regional Development, Mrs Isoken Omo.

Edo: Obaseki To Seal Mosques, Churches Without Soundproof
Edo: Obaseki To Seal Mosques, Churches Without Soundproof | Photo: Punch; Source: UGC

She said the notices convey the agreement reached by the stakeholders on a March 31, 2023 deadline for compliance.

Edo State Government Has Been Serving Notices to Facilities

The government through some agencies has been serving notices to the facilities, intimating them that a 90-day grace period has been granted for those affected to install soundproof materials in their facilities.

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Among the guidelines include installation of soundproof materials in churches and mosques as well as other public places.

Reports said The notice titled, “Soundproofing Requirement for Your Property” has been served to stakeholders and especially owners of hotels, lounges, clubs, bars, churches, mosques, and event centres, among others across Benin.

She noted, “The facility owners have a 90-day grace period.

“The notices are also accompanied by a leaflet to guide on soundproofing specifications and materials, as well as the role of the Ministry of Environment and Sustainability in providing further guidance on soundproofing requirements.

“The move to bring such facilities within acceptable noise level is encoded in the National Environmental (Noise Standard and Control) Regulation Law F.R.N Part V General 13-1308 17 – (2) and the extant Town Planning Laws.

“It also became necessary after MPPHURD started receiving incessant complaints and petitions from the general public.”

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