The Lagos State Government has announced a ban on the use of residential premises as morgues, embalmment centres or burial sites in the state today Wednesday, December 9 2020.
This was made public in a statement released by the Lagos State Law Reform Commission, titled, Burial prohibited on Residential premise – LASG’ on Wednesday.
The statement quoted to the Executive Secretary Of LASG Law Reform Commission, Mrs Ade Adeyemo, said that the ban was meant to prevent the transmission of communicable diseases within the State.
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Mrs Adeyemo noted that “it is an offence to use residential premises as morgues, embalmment centres or burial sites”. She said, “The Law Reform Commission is saddled with the responsibility of reviewing and reforming laws with a view to effecting necessary changes to make them more modern, fair, just, efficient, accessible and bring them in consonance with the prevailing social and moral values of society.
“In this regard, the Commission, after review, found it expedient to ensure that the Lagos State Public Health Law was expanded to include present-day disease outbreaks like the Ebola, Lassa fever and other communicable diseases.”
The Executive Secretary explained that some of the Laws and Bills that have been reviewed and forwarded to the House of Assembly for the benefit of the general public include the Animals Bill, Electric Power Sector Reform Law, Tenancy Bill, Real Estate Regulatory Bill, Lotteries and Gaming Authority Law and Law Enforcement Training Institute Bill, among others.
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