LAGOS State Government has banned the use of residential premises as morgues, embalmment centers, or burial sites, saying the prohibition is to prevent the transmission of communicable diseases.

According to a statement by the Executive Secretary of Lagos State Law Reform Commission, Mrs. Ade Adeyemo, yesterday, the prohibition was to prevent the transmission of communicable diseases in the state.

While noting that it is an offense to use residential premises as morgues, embalmment centers, or burial sites, Adeyemo stressed that the commission was tasked with the onerous responsibility of updating and reviewing laws that address the immediate and peculiar needs of Lagosians at every point in time.

“The Law Reform Commission is saddled with the responsibility of reviewing and reforming laws with a view to effecting the necessary changes to make them modern, fair, just, efficient, accessible and bring them in consonance with the prevailing social and moral values of the 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 Ebola, Lassa fever, and other communicable diseases,” she added.


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