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Anambra assembly passes law banning public display of caskets

Boom RadioNG | February 2, 2024
Governor of Anambra State Charles Chukwuma Soludo

The government of Anambra state, in a bid to control burial and funeral activities in the state, it has now banned the public display of caskets for fabrication and sale in the state.

This was contained in a law passed by the state House of Assembly on Thursday, January 1, 2024.

The law requires all mortuary attendants in the state to report any corpse that has stayed beyond one month from the date it was deposited to the Ministry of Health and anyone who contravenes the provisions of the law would be fined ₦100,000 or six months imprisonment or both.

 

Governor of Anambra State Charles Chukwuma Soludo

Governor of Anambra State Charles Chukwuma Soludo

The law also warned against blocking streets and roads during burial ceremonies.

Commenting on the new law, the state governor, Chukwuma Soludo, today, Friday, January 2, 2024, commended the assembly for the legislation.

“Anambra Burial Law is a very progressive law to remove the burden and pressure on the poor as well as liberate women from oppressive practices during burials.

“We celebrate ‘befitting living’ and only a decent funeral.” he said.

 

 

Dolupo Balogun

Written by Boom RadioNG

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