51-year-old Fashola made the
declaration after inspecting the site of
a new cemetery in the Ibeju-Lekki area
of the state.
Governor Babatunde Fashola of Lagos
State, on Sunday, February 22, stated that
he had already paid for a burial vault
where he would be interred.
51-year-old Fashola made the declaration
after inspecting the site of a new
cemetery in the Ibeju-Lekki area of the
“We are here to inspect a cemetery, we
often don’t like to talk about, but there is a
need for it because the population
continues to expand and the Lekki sub-
region is growing very fast,” Fashola said.
“We have this strategic partnership now
with the private sector and they are going
to deliver a cemetery like no other. They
will manage it and make the cost also
competitive. There will be high, medium
and low density vaults for people who
really want to make a statement at their
exit,” the governor added.
“It is the truism of life, everyone who
comes must go so as we are building
hospitals, roads, schools, imbibing
survival strategy, we must also plan for
the end. This sounds like something
people don’t want to discuss. I have
bought my vault. It surprises people. I
paid for it four years ago. As I always tell
people, if you come here for life you must
plan to go. Those who don’t want to go,
should not come,” Fashola said.
The governor also added that death is an
end that will eventually come and as such
people should make preparations in