The House Of Assembly in Anambra State has passed a bill to reduce the amount of money spent during burial and funeral rites.
The bill, Concise News understands, also has some punishments for defaulters and was sponsored by the member representing Anaocha 11 constituency, Charles Ezeani.
It was passed after due consideration by House during Wednesday’s plenary session.
According to the bill, in the event of death, no one shall deposit any corpse in the mortuary or any place beyond two months from the day of the death.
Also, it stipulates that once the bill has been signed, 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.
Aside from that, the bill equally frowns at flamboyant means of celebration that may cause the destruction of property, gunshots, praise-singing, blocking of roads and streets during burial ceremonies.
This is as it noted that burial ceremonies in the state shall be for one day.
The bill further stipulates that during burial and funeral ceremonial events, the family of the deceased shall provide entertainment for their kindred, relatives and other sympathizers at their own discretion.