Governor Fashola yesterday, June 10th has signed the controversial bill into law after months of heated debate whether it negates the African culture. This law allows residents of the state to begin burning of dead bodies rather than burying them.
According to him, the cremation law is voluntary, adding that its enactment showed how the concept of globalization had taken its roots in the state.
The law now makes it legal for the state government to cremate unclaimed corpses in its mortuaries after a period of time. If the owners of the corpse also fail to show up to collect the ashes after 14 days notice, it would be disposed by the state government subject to the consent and approval of the Commissioner for Health.