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Kwara govt seals unlicensed mortuary in Ilorin

Kwara govt seals unlicensed mortuary in Ilorin

The Kwara State government has sealed a morgue, Omosebi Mortuary, at No. 61, Gaa-Akanbi, Pipeline Junction, Ilorin South LGA, saying its activities pose serious health hazards to the community and its environs.

Speaking when sealing the morgue on Thursday, the Commissioner for Health, Amina Ahmed El-Imam, said the step was taken to deter the public from engaging in such illegal actions.

She said, “We were here last year, October 9, 2023, and when we came and sealed the premises, we saw for ourselves that they have an utter disregard for human dignity, the risk to life and public health that this place poses to our people in Kwara State.”

She said her ministry received reports of illegal activities concerning the handling of corpses.

“We came here, we verified it, and it is not a licensed mortuary. They have no permission or right to be handling the remains of our citizens.

“We immediately sealed the premises and called them for a discussion. While we were still working out the way to proceed, they apparently came and removed the government seal, which itself is an offence, they continued their activities, which was unfortunate,” she noted.

The commissioner added that, “We received information indicating that they have resumed operations illegally and we are here to implement extensive, multifaceted approaches to ensure that this kind of illegality does not persist, not only in this facility, but throughout the state.”

 

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