Lagos state governor, Babatunde Fashola says death is imminent, and everyone who has come to this world to live, should also plan to leave it at some point, even as he revealed that he had paid for a vault where he is to be buried, four years ago.
The governor spoke after inspecting a proposed cemetery located along the Lekki Epe Expressway.
“I have bought my own vault. It surprises people I paid for it about four years ago. I always tell people if you come here to live, you must plan to go. Those who don’t want to go shouldn’t come,” he stated.
Fashola said that most people do not always prepare for their burial place, adding, that “we often don’t like to talk about it, but there is a need for it because the population continues to expand and the Lekki Sub- region is growing very fast.
He lamented that most people could not access some of the old cemeteries where their loved ones were buried several years ago, adding that, people must plan for their demise the way they plan for success while alive.
“We are going to deliver a cemetery like no other, it will also be competitive. We will manage it and make it cost competitive. There will be high density vault, there will be medium density vault and low density vault for people who really want to make a statement at their exit.
“It is true of life that everyone who comes must go. So as we are building hospital to receive new born babies, schools to teach them survival skills in life and start businesses, we must also plan for the end and this may sound odd as some people don’t want to discuss it.
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