A 73-year-old Nigerian man has ‘broken tradition’ by practically digging his own grave and holding a funeral before embarking on the adventure of a lifetime.
The septuagenarian, identified as Clement Usoro, spoke with BBC Pidgin in an interview and revealed the inspiration behind his unusual approach to the subject, which is totally unlike the African setup.
He has already composed his wills, according to him, but he continues changing them to “keep up with time.”
“I have written my will and will continuously update it to keep up with time. I have built my grave. It is a 9 by 9 feet deep grave. I have also built a mausoleum around it.
“My friend went with me to the coffin site to see the one that I liked. He decided to buy it for me. As somebody who is a chief, there are things you have to do before you die or they do after you die” he said.
Chief Usoro also revealed that he has paid his co-chiefs the requisite rites by offering them “cow” so that his children can know what to expect after his death.
He also said he did not want his family to hold a memorial service after his passing, and that throwing a party to commemorate his death would be a “waste of money and time.”
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