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Jos casket sellers set to relocate

JOS -  Dealers in coffins and caskets in Jos metropolis said they were ready to comply with a directive by the state government to stop displaying their wares on the street.

The Plateau House of Assembly, penultimate Thursday, passed a resolution calling on the state government to relocate coffins manufacturers and sellers in Jos and Bukuru.

In an interview in Jos,weekend, Mr. O.A. Olotumbosun, Chairman of the Association of Coffin Dealers, said they were prepared for the relocation.

Olotumbosun, who spoke through his aide, simply called Boy, said they would only demand that the new location for them must have an access road as well as water.

“You know that people who buy our products must convey them in vehicles, not on their heads. Secondly, we make use of water for mixing of paint in the course of putting finishing touches and paint must go with water so these are our basic requests,” he said.

On the belief by members of the public that undertakers and coffin dealers pray for people to die, he said it was not true. “We know that we shall also die one day, so how can we pray for someone’s death because we want to sell? All we believe is that the role we play in the final journey of every dead person is vital because when you pray for the dead to live in peace, you also follow that prayer with a befitting burial,” he said.


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