Nigerian activist Tony Uranta dies at 57

Activist and fierce critic, Tony Uranta is dead.

Uranta, it was widely reported, died after a long battle with an undisclosed ailment.

On-Air Personality, Jimi Disu announced the death of Uranta on social media platforms on Wednesday, November 24, 2021.

Disu wrote, “Just I had thought I had had enough deaths, heard Tony Uranta has passed away! I’m speechless.”

Activist Wale Okunniyi also confirmed Uranta’s death.

In a detailed statement by another friend, Uranta’s demise was announced.

“Tony has gone home to rest, after a long medical battle. He fought a good fight while here, but we believe God needs him now, to continue from the other side, and to perhaps conquer on his strong belief on Justice, Equity, Peace and Unity for Nigeria.

“Burial will be announced by family.”

Uranta a member, Federal Government’s Technical Committee on Niger Delta; Executive Secretary, Pan-Niger Delta Forum (PANDEF) was also the Executive Secretary of the Nigeria National Summit Group (NNSG).

The deceased was an alumnus of the University of Ibadan between 1972 and 1976.

He is survived by his wife Baarong Uranta, a sports analyst with Channels Television.

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