Reno Omokri, the former special adviser to ex-president Goodluck Ebele Jonathan has taken to Twitter to complain about how black Africans spend much more money for the dead than they do for the living.
"In Black Africa, the cost of dying is more expensive than the cost of living. While you live, friends and family often abandon you, to the extent that you may die over a $100 hospital bill. But once you die, the same people spend $10000 to bury you"
In my personal view, the tradition of spending huge amounts of money on burial ceremonies is a total waste of resources. Such money would have been used for more important things when the deceased was still alive, rather than for frivolities even when the dead can not sense what's going on.
The post made by Reno Omokri attracted a few reactions at the time of writing this piece, and here are some of them:
@Kelvin2aik: "$100 is almost 50k in NGN, because of hospital bill that might not accumulate up to 10k NGN, so many 🇳🇬 have lost their life's... No one cares"
@emoche_j: "honestly, I get offended by this practice, they will just come and sit down waiting for food to eat"
@eni_akanda: "They will raise money within an eye blink to buy 2 cows (Male&Female) for easy entry into hell!"
@Christamek2000: "Such is life because you're no longer a liability to them, you're a minus."
Do you think we must begin to cut down on the cost of celebrating burials?
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