Tony Uranta’s family announces burial plans

Tony Uranta

The family of the late Niger Delta activist Tony Uranta has announced he would be buried on May 27 in Opobo Kingdom, Rivers.

Uranta, 67, died on November 24 at the Lagos University Teaching Hospital.

Burial arrangements for the Niger Delta chieftain were released on Wednesday in Lagos.

The deceased’s immediate younger brother Michael Uranta, who signed the release on behalf of the family, said the burial would begin with a solidarity walk/civil society rally on May 21 at 9:00 a.m. at Omole Phase 1, Lagos.

On May 22, there will be candlelight procession at 6:00 p.m. at Omole, Phase I in Lagos.

The service of songs will hold on May 24 at House on the Rock Cathedral Headquarters, Lagos State at 5:00p.m.

According to Michael, another service of songs will hold at the House on the Rock Church, Abacha Road in Port Harcourt, the home state of the deceased on May 26 at 5.00 p.m.

Michael said Uranta’s remains will leave Port Harcourt at 7:00am on May 27 to the family compound in Queenstown, Opobo Kingdom for lying-in-state, funeral service and interment.

Among other things, Uranta was a member of the presidential committee on national dialogue, and member of the Federal Government’s technical committee on Niger Delta.