Lagos State Governor Babatunde Fashola (SAN) stunned a gathering in Lekki yester¬day when he said four years ago, he bought his own vault where his remains would be interred.
He told journalists after inspecting the site of the new cemetery in Ibeju-Lekki that death is a necessary end that will come when it will come, saying there is the need for people to prepare for it.
According to him, “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 continues to expand and the Lekki sub-region is growing very fast.“If you look at it, the Ikoyi Cemetery, the Abari and all of that are more than 100 years old and they were built by 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 the 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 wan to dis¬cuss. 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,” Fashola said.
Source: Sun


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