According to the governor of Anambra State, Prof. Chukwuma Soludo, his late father, Pa Simeon Soludo, would be buried in full accordance with the state’s burial regulations.
After receiving a letter of sympathy from the State Executive Council, which was given by Prof. Solo Chukwulobelu, the Secretary to the State Government, and Dr. Onyekachukwu Ibezim, the Deputy Governor, the governor made this announcement.
Soludo expressed gratitude to ANSEC members for their kindness and support during this trying time.
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Christian Aburime, the press secretary for Soludo, revealed this in a news release on Thursday.
“The governor reaffirmed the significant coincidence of his father’s passing, stating that he passed away on Monday, November 6, 2023, at approximately 7:45 a.m., coinciding with his election anniversary,” the statement stated.
“Soludo said that his father had a respectable life and will have a dignified, profanity-free funeral. The burial would strictly adhere to the Anambra burial guidelines, he continued. No ego-fanning!
But the governor pledged to make an official announcement about the funeral plans.
Recalled that the following are only a few of the state burial rules that were recently reaffirmed to the public in the state and passed by the state Assembly on April 9, 2019:
No billboard, banner, or sign featuring the deceased may be erected by anybody. Individuals are only permitted to install directed posts. Directional signs must not be installed earlier than seven days before to the burial date and must be taken down no later than seven days following the burial date.
“A body cannot be placed in the morgue more than two months after the date of death. Anyone found in violation of this would either be fined N100,000 or imprisoned for six months, or both.
A road cannot be blocked for a burial unless the relevant local government authority grants permission.
It is against the law for anybody in the state to openly show a coffin for construction and sale. Violators risk a N50,000 fine, a month in prison, or both.
“After burial, there won’t be any more funeral ceremonies—unless there is a legacy.
After burial, there won’t be any further funeral ceremonies—unless there is a legacy.
“In the state, no wake of any type for a deceased individual may be held. Before the burial, all religious activities, including the vigil, mass, singing service, and burial, must end by nine o’clock at night.
No food, beverages, live music, or cultural performers are allowed before, during, or after any vigil, mass, singing service, or religious ceremony honoring the departed.