From Femi Oyelola, Kaduna
The Chairman of yoruba Council of Chiefs and Obas in Abuja and 19 Northern States, Ambassador Mohammad Arigbabuwo has pleaded with Kaduna State Governor, Mallam Nasir El Rufai not to assent to the Burial Bill currently being deliberated at the Kaduna state House of Assembly.
He made the appeal while speaking to the media in Kaduna yesterday.
According to him, the Bill will bring more problem to the crisis ridden state.
He called on El Rufai to seek for proper advices from the leader of the two religious group in the state.
Ambassador Arigbabuwo said death is a sad situation when people are mourning the departure of their loved one and asking them to pay before laying them to rest is adding to their burden.
The monarch said El Rufai should try and emulates past leaders like Othman Dan Fodio,Sir Abubakar Tafawa Balewa,Sir Ahmadu Bello and Shehu Zulu Kalahi Al-Hory who all rules with wisdom.
He called on the Sultan Abubakar Sa’ad to intervene in the matter to ensure that the state is not ploged into more crisis.
He said Dr, Sa’ad is respected for his God-fearing, courage and fatherly role and this is the time his intervention is necessary.
The royal father said from his interaction with leaders of the Islam and Christian faith in the state they expressed dismay about the bill.
He therefore called on the governor the needful by not signing the Bill.
The State burial law seek to designate effective control and manage public burial grounds and cemeteries, which when it becomes a law, will empower the state government to make other regulations to ensure safe and ethical burial practices in the state.
Ambassador Mohammad Arigbabuwo thanked all security agents in Nigeria for the great sacrifices they are making to secure the country. He called on the government to take their Warfare very serious.