WJI appeals for Mrs Lulu Briggs should allow to burial her husband


A Non-Governmental Organisation, the Women for Justice Initiative (WJI) has appealed that Mrs Seinye O.B. Lulu Briggs should be allowed to play prominent roles within the burial activities of her late husband.

In a statement in Lagos, the group stated Mrs Seinye O.B. Lulu shouldn’t be sidelined within the burial activities of her late husband.

A statement by the group mentioned: “It’s unfair and unjust for anybody to disclaim his widow her right to be involved in the burial of her husband.

“Involvement in the burial of her late husband is her right and she or he needs to be so allowed to train it with none circumstances by any means. In spite of everything, it was allegedly said in his will, that his widow should be actively involved in the activities pertaining to his burial.

“We call on the family, the Abonnema Chiefs and the entire Abonnema community to do the right thing by getting Mrs Seinye O.B. Lulu Briggs involved in all activities planned for the burial of his father.”

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The spokesperson for the group, Chinwe Uwalaka, stated: “Denying Mrs O.B. Lulu Briggs a prominent role in the burial activities needs to be condemned by all.”

Such action, she acknowledged, “is just not only unfair, but it’s also a great injustice not only to this woman however to all women in her shoes.”

According to her: “Any way you look at it, it’s clear that this is a case of muzzling a helpless widow.

‘’More so her late appreciative husband who apparently had foreseen this kind of thing taking place to his dear wife, had clearly acknowledged in his will that she needs to be involved in his burial rites and its only right that this should be respected by the family.

“It’s psychologically and emotionally draining for a woman like Seinye who gave her husband the best of consideration and care while he was alive, to be denied an important function in his burial.”

The group noted: “However any disagreement throughout the family, a woman who stood by her husband and demonstrated unflinching loyalty to him while he was alive shouldn’t be allowed to go through the trauma of being sidelined as it’s being done to her at a time like this.”



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