Ekiti to introduce 2 new public burial sites in Ado-Ekiti




ADO-EKITI – The Ekiti State Government said on Tuesday that it had concluded arrangements for the establishment of two public burial sites in Ado-Ekiti, the state capital.

Mr Tunji Balogun, the Director of Environment and Sanitation in the state’s Ministry of Environment, made this known in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Ado-Ekiti.

Balogun said that the state government had approved the acquisition of two sites for burial in Ado-Ekiti.

He said the move became necessary following the pollution of underground water by indiscriminate burial of dead ones in residential areas.

“The Ekiti Government has approved establishment of public cemetery within the capital city.[eap_ad_2] 

“The state government has discovered that burying the dead at home has polluted the underground waters, which is hazardous to our health.

”If we fail to be proactive now, the situation might lead to the outbreak of diseases in the capital city.’’

Balogun, who declined to disclose the location of the sites, said the processes to acquire the two public sites had reached appreciable stage.

He said health workers in the state were more committed now to using modern day sensitisation and described the development as “health educationism’’, rather than using force to achieve healthy living among residents.  (NAN)[eap_ad_3]

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