Igbos spend unnecessary money on burials - Peter Obi

By Kess Ewubare on May 22, 2018

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Peter Obi

Former governor of Anambra state, Peter Obi, calls on people to respect the way his family chose to bury his elder sister - He says it had always been his belief that money should be spent on the living and those in need of help rather than on those that were already dead.

Former governor of Anambra state, Peter Obi, has lamented that people of the southeast spend unnecessary money in burials and other celebrations. He said the money that Igbos usually spend in a week on burials and on other social events can rehabilitate over hundred schools and at least can be used to build a factory. Vanguard reports that Obi made the statement on Friday, May 18, after a requiem mass for his late elder sister at St Joseph’s Catholic Church, Ukana, Enugu state.

Reacting to criticisms that he failed to bury his sister like people of his status would ordinarily do, Obi called on people to respect what the family has chosen to do. He said it had always been his belief that money should be spent on the living and those in need of help rather than on those that were already dead. Obi said: “Sometimes I shudder on what people do for the dead as if they are marketing commodity.

All the dead needs from the living is decent burial after they must have taken care of him while living. As I Catholic

What I owe her now are prayers and booking of masses for happy repose of her soul and not an opportunity to display wealth that should rather be used to add value to humanity.” PAY ATTENTION: Read the news on Nigeria’s #1 news app

The former governor explained that he personally shunned adverts and other gifts from people in support of the burial of his sister. He said he rather asked anybody that wanted to buy anything for him should give him the cash which would be used to rehabilitate a school as well as build a brand new health centre in honour of his sister. 

 

Source NAIJ

Posted on May, 23 2018

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