Christian Cleric Worries Over Corpses’ Abandonment In Morgues/Mortuaries
Apparently owing to current prevailing economic hardship in the country, a Christian cleric in Nigeria has expressed worry over the increasing rate of neglect and abandoning of corpses in mortuary across the nation by families and relatives.
The general overseer of Christ Evangelical Intercessory Fellowship Ministry, Sabon Tasha, Pastor Yohanna Buru, made this observation during an interview with newsmen in Kaduna.
Pastor Buru expressed dissatisfaction over abandoning of dead bodies by some families, relatives and friends in the hospital due to lack of money for decent burials and cultural ceremonies. “Due to ethnicity problems and other financial challenges, many corpses take long time before burial as a result of preparation for decent burial, while some tribes and culture contribute in keeping corpses for long time before burial.”
The cleric also appealed to all Nigerians to redouble efforts in sanitizing the environment of graveyards that are becoming too bad and disastrous, in order to make them look clean and beautiful, and also fight against dumping refuse and transposing of animal in the premises of the cemeteries.
He called on states and federal government, civil societies, nongovernmental organizations and environmental officials to immensely extend humanitarian services towards sanitizing cemeteries against all forms of encroachment and desertification.
Pastor Buru warned against the use of insecticides, pesticides and other dangerous chemicals at the graveyards for the purpose of killing grasses, in view of the health hazard and the danger of suck chemicals to the soil, appealing to all of Nigerians to imbibe the habit of visiting the cemeteries, reiterating that such a habit ‘propels’ one to get closer to God.