We Have Power To Prosecute Churches And Mosques That Use Loud Speakers – NESREA

The National Environmental Standards and Regulations Enforcement Agency said that it has the power to prosecute for noise pollution, churches and mosques that use loud speakers without control while worshipping.

Director-General of the agency Prof. Aliyu Jauro, made this known while speaking in Abuja on Sunday.

According to Jauro, noise is one of the serious environmental pollutants, adding that a noisy place affects plants, animals and humans.

Jauro also called for effective sensitisation by relevant environmental stakeholders to curb environmental pollution in Nigeria.

He said that the sensitisation would help the public to understand the havoc pollution was causing both to humans, animals, plants, as well as the environment.

He also called on Nigerians to ensure they complied with environmental rules and regulations, adding that there should be a noise limit in worship centres, industries, and social gatherings, among others.

Jauro said the agency had the mandate and power to prosecute any organisation or individual who refuses to abide by environmental rules and regulations.

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