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Reno Omokri criticizes Obi Cubana's lavish spending at mother's funeral

Reno Omokri is a former aide to ex-president, Goodluck Jonathan Reno Omokri is a former aide to ex-president, Goodluck Jonathan

Reno Omokri, a former aide to ex-president, Goodluck Jonathan has expressed concern about how Nigerians spend lavishly on funeral ceremonies.

He made the statement in an Instagram post on July 17, 2021, a few hours after social media went on overdrive following the lavish funeral ceremony of the mother of popular Nigerian businessman, Obi Cubana which took place in Oba, Anambra State.

According to Mr Omokri, he admires the Islamic way of life, especially the rule of simplicity they apply in bidding their last farewells to the dead.

He added that every human being is equal before God/Allah when they die, no matter their social or financial status.

"I want to talk about our culture in Africa. On January 23, 2015, it was Friday, King Abdullah of Saudi Arabia; one of the wealthiest men in the world at that time ... According to Forbes, was in the top ten wealthiest men on earth, he died and was buried in an unmarked grave.

"He was just wrapped in a white cloth and buried in an unmarked grave, he was buried and there was no distinction between where he was buried and where a beggar was buried. In Islam, they believe and it's true that we are all equal in our death and it is a way to honour God when we recognize that.

"So they don't put any significance in the burial of people so they bury in the simplest of manners. Their philosophy is to spend money on living and improving the lot of the living.

"I am not a Muslim but I admire the Islamic way of life. Look at this man he is a Saaed and a Saaed is a direct descendant of the prophet Mohammed. Prophet Mohammed you all as you know lived in the 6th century, so this man has had almost 2000 years of royalty behind him. So this is a royalty that goes all the way back even further than the British loyalty but look at how the man was buried," he said.

He concluded that instead of wasting resources for lavish burial ceremonies for the dead, we should focus on rather helping the living who are going through difficulties.

"... So the material resources of this world let us use to help those who are alive. people who are needy," he said.

Watch his video below: