Posted by News Express | 23 February 2015 | 4,443 times
Governor of Lagos State, Mr. Babatunde Fashola stunned a gathering in Lekki area of the state when he revealed he had bought his own vault where his remains will be buried at his demise four yers ago.
The governor disclosed this on Sunday while fielding questions from journalists after inspecting the site of the new cemetery in Ibeju-Lekki.
He said death is a necessary end that will come when it will come, saying there is need for people to prepare for it.
He said:”We are here to inspect a cemetery, we often don’t like to talk about but there is a need for it because the population continue to expand and the Lekki Sub- region is growing very fast.
“If you look at it the Ikoyi Cemetry, the Abari and all of that are more than 100 years old, and they were built by the colonialists and left behind for us and when you look at the way they have also managed them, many families cannot even visit the vaults where their loved ones are resting.
” We have this strategic partnership now with private sector and they are going to deliver a cemetery like no other. They will manage it and make the cost also competitive. There will be high, medium and low density vaults for people who really want to make a statement at their exit .
“It is the truism of life everyone who comes must go so as we are building hospitals , roads , schools imbibing survival strategy we must also plan for the end .
“This sounds as something people don’t want to discuss. I have bought my vault. It surprises people. I paid for it four years ago. As I always tell people if you come here for life you must plan to go. Those who don’t want to go should not come.
*Adapted from Daily Independent * Photo shows Fashola
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