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Ajimobi tackles the noise

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Few Nigerians are now learning the meaning of the environment. Some think it is only when you plant trees and clean the yard. But they are learning only by necessary force. Oyo State Governor Abiola Ajimobi has raised the ante. He has handed out ultimatum to churches, mosques, clubs, restaurants, etc. to pare down the noise or face the wrath of the law.

What he has shown is that we need to move away from our barbarism. Impunity is not only when a policeman beats up a man or a president arrests an opposition figure without recourse to law. We do it in other ways. When the hallelujah chorus or the ardent muezzin deprives the neighbour the well-earned rest, or focus. We have voice impunity, song impunity, impunity of instruments, or loudspeakers, etc. the stand in the way of social serenity.

Already the Oyo State government has arrested 372 persons for noise pollution. The government wants the noise level to descend to 45 decibel at night and 60 in the afternoon.

Gone are the owambe days where a few money-full and happy people shut down streets for private jollification. Governor Ajimobi deserves plaudits for this.

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