Akwa Ibom: UCCDA to sanction defaulters of burial Law in Uyo Capital City
Residents of Uyo have been advised to adhere strictly to the Akwa Ibom State Burial laws as defaulters of the law regulating burial, in the Capital City, will henceforth be sanctioned.
In a release from the Uyo Capital City Development, UCCDA, signed by the Chairman of the agency, Prince Enobong Uwah, the agency disclosed that, as part of efforts to ensure effective monitoring and general compliance to the Burial laws of the state, UCCDA has set up a Task force to monitor and check illegal burials within the capital city.
The release which was made available to newsmen, further adds that, the development is part of the UCCDA’s resolve, to reposition the agency for effective service delivery and to ensure strict compliance to the Burial laws within the limits of Uyo Capital City.
UCCDA reiterated that, indiscriminate burials in residential areas without clearance and erection of tombstones on Government’s right of way is unlawful and will not be tolerated.
The agency charged those who intend to bury their deceased loved ones within the capital city to contact UCCDA at No. 10 Esuene Street, Federal Housing Uyo, for burial in the State’s cemeteries at Mbierebe Obio /Mbiokporo along Aka Etinan Road or Use Offot along Nwaniba Road.
Those who however wish to have their dead relatives buried in their residences, are equally enjoined, to seek and obtain clearance, from the UCCDA before doing so, in their own interest. The statement stressed that, the Akwa Ibom State Burial laws are still in force and with be accordingly implemented.
By Osondu Ahirika