Friday, 06 July 2012
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A mortuary consultant to the Lagos State government, Mrs Taiwo Ogunsola, on Thursday, disclosed that no fewer than 108 corpses were abandoned at mortuaries in the state.
Disclosing this at a public hearing on the state of mortuaries, organised by the state House of Assembly, the consultant said dead bodies under 25 years were mostly abandoned by their families.
While calling for prompt response of government in the area of timely approval for mass burial, Ogunmola said this would assist in decongesting the mortuaries and, as well, preventing outbreak of epidemics in the affected areas.
Speaking in the same vein, the speaker of the state assembly, Honourable Adeyemi Ikuforiji, expressed dismay over the state of mortuaries in the state, while he stressed the needs for timely disposal of corpses, through incineration or burning of unclaimed dead bodies, due to lack of land space for burial purposes in Lagos.
Speaking through Honourable Kolawole Taiwo, the speaker said mortuaries in the state were being filled up, a situation causing health hazards to neigbouring residents of such facilities.
“We went aboard with Nigerian experts to study the issue of cremation in the United States. We saw the way they cremate, they respect their dead,” he asid, adding that “it is 100 per cent free from health hazards, even families were allowed to perform their rites before the cremation.”
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