Yesterday been Sunday, the Lagos state government through the Lagos State Environmental Protection Agency shutdown not less than eight worship centers which comprised Churches and Mosques in the state.
Dr Dolapo Fasawe, General Manager, Lagos State Environmental Protection Agency (LASEPA), who led the exercise, said that the facilities were closed down to save the people from health crisis that might arise from the activities of the centres.
The LASEPA boss said that there would be no hiding place for any religious organisation, which failed to operate within the ambit of the law, regardless of their faith.
Fasawe said that mutual respect of views, culture and religion, which the annual tolerance day celebration symbolised, must be adhered to by all residents to foster peace.
She said that religious organisations were supposed to demonstrate good conduct, tolerance, brotherliness and good neighbourliness.
She assured residents of the state that LASEPA would not rest on its oars in bequeathing a good ambience to all inhabitants.
“Those recalcitrant organisations or worship centres, known to be disturbing the peace of Lagos residents, will face the full wrath of the law.