The Osun State Government has banned the indiscriminate use of siren in the state.
The ban was announced in a press statement issued by Mr Sunday Akere, Commissioner for Information and Strategy and made available to journalists in Osogbo on Thursday.
“The governor exercising the powers vested in him by the Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria 1999 (as amended), and Section 10(2) of the Police Act, Cap. P19, Laws of the Federation of Nigeria, 2010 has through this instrument prohibits the indiscriminate use of siren in the state”, the statement said.
The statement stated that only the police, ambulances, fire-fighters and the Armed Forces were exempted from the ban based on the nature of their duties, which requires them to use siren.
Akere added that apart from those listed, nobody was allowed to use siren within the territorial boundary of the state.
“Anybody that contravenes the letters of this instrument should be prepared to face the full wrath of the law as this constitutes noise pollution which is not healthy for our society”, the statement said.