Lagos State Government on Sunday closed down eight worship centres across the state for contravening environmental pollution regulations.
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.
The general manager, however, regretted that the conduct of some overzealous churches and mosques had caused frictions in the society.
She assured residents of the state that LASEPA would not rest on its oars in bequeathing a good ambience to all inhabitants.
Fasawe explained that for the sealed facilities to be reopened, the leaders of those organisations must reach an agreement of compliance with the state and also satisfy other necessary conditions as might be prescribed by LASEPA.