NO HIDING PLACE FOR DEFAULTERS :Rage as Honourable Samola frowns against burial of corpses in illegal spaces
Friday May 22, 2020.
“Whoever flouts the government’s directive forbidding the use of illegal buries such as burying the dead on private and or residential property will have to face the consequences in full.”
The above were the words of Hon. Samson Folorunso Olatunde (SAMOLA), the Executive Chairman of Olorunda Local Council Development Area (LCDA) while having a telephone chat with his media on Friday 22nd May, 2020 on the reinforced commitment of the Government from the Federal to the Local Government level towards ensuring that all deceased are buried appropriately in designated graveyards.
This is coming on the back of intelligence gathered which has unearthed a worrying number of burials across the LCDA that have been carried out outside the confines of the law. Speaking further on this, the council boss lamented the short-sightedness of the flouters of the law. Stating clearly afterwards that the hammer of the law will be coming down hard on whoever is caught in the act.
“This law has been in place for a long time but for some invalid reasons or another, many still go-ahead to bury the dead illegally on their private property. It is a short-sighted practice as all of these declarations are for our own good as a populace.
“However, as it is now, there will no longer be a hiding place for defaulters. There have been warnings upon warning and now we are being charged to arraign defaulters and ensure that they face the consequences of their actions in full.”
Also to call-in was the Supervisory Councillor for Agriculture and Community Development, Hon. Wahab Ashade who expressed his disappointment in the attitude of the defaulters, stating that their actions endanger the lives of many and are totally unacceptable.
“It is totally unacceptable to for one selfish reason or another endanger the lives of others. That is exactly what these defaulters have been doing but the government is coming hard now. We have been directed to forbid anyone from perpetrating this act from this moment on.
“The CDC and CDAs are aware and have been directed to re-enlighten our people. For whatsoever reason, no one must bury the dead at home or illegal spaces. Whoever does that will have the law to contend with.”, he concluded.
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