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Tony Uranta: Family says no burial arrangements yet, still consulting

The family said they’ll need to carry along some interest groups where the late Mr Uranta belonged.

• November 29, 2021
Tony Uranta
Tony Uranta

The family of late human rights activist, Tony Uranta, on Monday said there were no burial arrangements yet for the deceased.

Michael Uranta, immediate younger brother to the late Mr Uranta, disclosed this in Lagos.

According to him, the family will have to meet to discuss arrangements and also carry along some interest groups where the late Mr Uranta belonged.

“There are no burial arrangements yet. We are still meeting and consulting. You all know that Tony does not belong to the family alone.

“The family is meeting and also consulting with Ijaw leaders at home and abroad to reach a compromise on the funeral arrangements.

“We shall also carry various interest groups where Tony belonged, before unveiling the burial arrangements. Everyone will know when we conclude issues,” he said.

Michael said his brother was the pillar of the family and would forever be remembered as a lover of humanity, freedom and a justice fighter who fought for what was right.

Recall that the prominent activist and Niger Delta chieftain died on Wednesday at 67 at the University of Lagos Teaching Hospital (LUTH).

The Ijaw Elders’ Forum in Lagos on Sunday held a meeting at the residence of the late activist, describing him as a nationalist who stood for justice, equity and an egalitarian society.

Also at the meeting were members of the Ijaw Professional Association and Ijaw Nation’s Forum.

Mr Uranta was a member of the Presidential Committee on National Dialogue; and member, Federal Government’s Technical Committee on Niger Delta.

He was also Executive Secretary, Pan-Niger Delta Forum; Executive Secretary, United Niger Delta Energy Development Security Strategy; and Executive Secretary, Nigeria National Summit Group among others.

(NAN)

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