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Soludo Fumes Over Flouting Of Burial Law At Ezeife’s Funeral

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Anambra State Governor, Prof. Chukwuma Soludo has expressed sadness over the flouting of the state’s burial law during the funeral service of a former governor of the state Chukwuemeka Ezeife

The Eastern Updates reports that Ezeife was buried in Awka on Saturday after a funeral service attended by Soludo and other dignitaries.

But speaking at the funeral service, Soludo frowned at the flouting of the state’s burial law enacted in 2019 which bans the erection of billboards, posters, or banners of deceased people.

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“And I will not leave here without mentioning this: when I stepped in, I saw  brochure being distributed. I don’t know who printed it, but that is the low point of the event because that’s a breach of the law.

“And I know the Okwadike [Ezeife] that we have come to celebrate would not have permitted it if his opinion was sought. Brochure, all this funfare, all these things that make burials and so on very expensive, the Anambra Burials Law that was passed three years before I became governor [forbids it]. I didn’t pass it. It’s been there. It is the law,” he said.

Presidential candidate of Labour Party (LP), Peter Obi, described Ezeife as one who lived for justice. He said he was a fair Nigerian and a Nigerian that lived for all.

Former Deputy Governor, Dame Virgy Etiaba, Dr Okwesilieze Nwodo and others hailed Ezeife as a shinning light.

Also, Ohanaeze Ndigbo President general worldwide, Chief Emmanuel Iwuanyanwu, announced that though Ezeife died at a ripe old age, Ezeife was a great Nigerian, said that Ohanaeze had resolved to award him the hero of Igboland.

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