The Abuja Environmental Protection Board (AEPB) on Wednesday expressed concern over the constant noise pollution from event centres, parks, gardens and other facilities across the Federal Capital Territory (FCT).
While addressing journalists in Abuja, Director of AEPB, Dr. Hassan Abubakar said the agency had been receiving several complaints by some residents on issue of noise pollution in their areas which had affected their health condition.
He said 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 it will disturb the neighborhood.
He warned that henceforth, “Any event centre, park, garden and other person or bodies found culpable shall be guilty of noise pollution as stipulated under the law.”
The AEPB director explained that the board had already been sensitizing the owners of such facilities and stakeholders on noise regulations to avoid been sanctioned, adding that the agency would not hesitate to prosecute any offender.
He said, “Before now AEPB has made arrests and charged as culprits on noise pollution to court and the Board will not relent in putting this public disturbance to end because this is the nation’s capital where laws must be obeyed.” He also stressed the need for residents to always report cases of noise pollution in their areas to AEPB for necessary action.”