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Lekki Residents Demand Action on Noise Pollution: Sanwo-Olu Urged to Intervene

Lekki, Lagos – Residents of Lekki neighbourhoods, including Sanwo-Olu, Wahab, Save Nnobi, and Odelola, are calling on Lagos State Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu to take action against worsening noise pollution in their communities.

The residents have reported a significant increase in noise levels, primarily due to the proliferation of bars, nightclubs, and event centers operating late into the night. They complain of loud music, generator noise, and rowdy patrons disturbing their sleep and overall quality of life.

“It’s become impossible to get a decent night’s sleep,” said a resident of Wahab Estate. “The noise goes on until the early hours of the morning, and it’s making it difficult to concentrate during the day.”

Residents in Save Nnobi lamented that the constant noise disrupts their daily routines and creates a stressful environment. Parents worry about the impact on their children’s sleep and studies.

“We’re not asking for complete silence,” said another resident, “but there needs to be some regulation on how loud these establishments can be and how late they can operate.”

The residents have expressed their concerns to local authorities but have yet to see any significant improvement. They are now urging Governor Sanwo-Olu to intervene and implement stricter noise pollution regulations.

This issue highlights the challenges of balancing the needs of residents with the growth of Lagos’ nightlife industry. Lekki, a popular commercial and residential hub, has seen a surge in bars, restaurants, and event spaces in recent years. While these establishments contribute to the area’s vibrancy, they must operate within acceptable noise limits to ensure the well-being of residents.

Possible solutions include stricter enforcement of existing noise ordinances, designated quiet hours, and the implementation of noise insulation grants for homes located near bars and clubs.

Lekki residents hope that by bringing this issue to light and calling on Governor Sanwo-Olu’s leadership, they can find a solution that allows both residents and businesses to thrive.

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