Emerging report indicates that the Oyo State Government, has sealed up three churches in Ibadan, the State capital, over noise pollution, especially during prayers and worship.
After closing down the churches, the State Government further directed mosques using external speakers, to remove such speakers within the next two weeks, or be sanctioned.
The State Commissioner for Environment and Water Resources, Isaac Ishola, on Tuesday, gave these shocking directives, in order to cushion wanton noise pollution emanating from mosques and churches.
While noting religious buildings, he decried non-adherence of some religious institutions, to reducing noise from their vigils and calls to prayer, while failing to acquire acoustic furniture, internal speakers, and having padded walls.
Ishola who spoke alongside the Commissioner for Information, Culture and Tourism, Toye Arulogun; and Special Adviser to Governor, Abiola Ajimobi, on Communication and Strategy, Yomi Layinka; also mentioned disc jockeys and gyms, who exceed stated decibels of sound production.
After the next fourteen days, he added that those found guilty of noise pollution, will have their religious houses or structures sealed, while its owners sign an undertaking before such houses are reopened.