Africaís Busiest City Goes Quiet
IMAGE: Babatunde Fashola, Lagos State Governor »
In a city renowned not only for its commercial prowess, but its buzzing streets, traffic jams and ear-bursting noise, a noiseless working day seems far from the imagination. But today, Lagosian, residents of a city nicknamed the New York of Africa, bore witness to a horn-free day today.
In a bid to reduce noise pollution in Lagos, Africa’s most populous city with over 20 million people, mandated every driver on its roads to steer clear of their horns and other related noisy devices.
Unveiling an Action Plan last week to back up the #LagosHornFreeDay, Lagos State Governor Babatunde Fashola noted that action “is required to reduce noise pollution in the metropolis and suburbs.”
According to him, the volume of noise due to the hustle and bustle is self-inflicted. “Things can be better if only citizen can amend their ways of living.
“What you see is the way we now chose to live. It is because we choose to live in a very noisy environment which could be changed for better. We also tend to be noisy ourselves. So, we speak at the top of our voices, we play music at a very high volume. We do so many things at a very high noise level.”
Article Credit: Ventures-africa