According to the report that reaches the NIGERIA NEWS, The bill to ban the lavish spending of people of Anambra state for a burial ceremony and celebration burial event beyond a day has just been passed on Wednesday. Hon. Charles Ezeani who happened to be the mastermind in passing the bill stated in a nutshell that:
“Burial/funeral control bill is aimed at cutting down the cost of burial activities in the state.”
The honourable stated in addition that:
“no person shall deposit any corpse in the mortuary or any place beyond two months from the date of the death, while burial ceremonies in the state shall be for one day.”
“no person shall subject any relation of the deceased person to a mourning period of more than one week from the date of the burial ceremony.
“It further stipulates that during burial and funeral ceremonial activities, the family of the deceased shall provide food for their kindred, relatives and other sympathizers at their own discretion.”
Mr Ezeani said a committee would be set up to monitor people adherence to the law.
He finally stated that the bill passed also prohibit blocking off the streets or road during the burial ceremony, lavish celebration.