Family speaks on Late Uranta's burial arrangements

Tony Uranta

Tony was our pillar as eldest son – Late Justice Uranta’s family

By Adeyemi Adeleye

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

Michael Uranta, immediate younger brother of late Uranta, disclosed this on Monday while speaking with newsmen in Lagos.

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

“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 to along, before unveiling the burial arrangements. Everyone will know when we conclude issues,” he said.

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

Late Tony Uranta, the prominent activist and Niger Delta chieftain died on Wednesday at 67 at the University of Lagos Teaching Hospital (LUTH).

Earlier, the Ijaw Elders’ Forum in Lagos State held a meeting at the residence of the late activist on Sunday. Also at the meeting were members of the Ijaw Professional Association and Ijaw Nation’s Forum.

Uranta was a member of the Presidential Committee on National Dialogue; and a member of, 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.


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