By Aniekan Ebong

The Chairman of the Uyo Capital City Development Authority, Prince Enobong Uwah has reiterated the need for residents of the State to ensure strict adherence to the Akwa Ibom State Burial Laws in the Capital City as the laws regulating burials within the Capital City are still in force.

Prince Uwah made this known in his office in Uyo following the recent lifting of ban on burials in the State.

The Capital City Boss who decried the indiscriminate burials in residential areas without clearance and unlawful erection of tombstone on right of way, maintained that it will no longer be business as usual as defaulters of the law regulating burials will be sanctioned accordingly.

The UCCDA helmsman further restated Government determination to effectively monitor and ensure compliance to the burial laws of the State within the limits of Uyo Capital City.

He further charged residents who intend to bury their deceased loved ones within the Capital City to contact Uyo Capital City Development Authority (UCCDA) at No. 10 Esuene Street, Uyo for burials in the State Cemeteries at Mbierebe Obio/Mbiokporo along Aka Etinan Road and Use Offot along Nwaniba Road.

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Those who however wish to have their dead relatives buried in their residences were also advised to seek and obtain clearance from the UCCDA before any interment of their deceased.