Tony Uranta, a human rights campaigner, has died.
After an illness, he died on Wednesday afternoon.
On behalf of the Nigerian Civil Society Movement, fellow activists Prof. Pat Utomi, Olisa Agbakoba, Olawale Okunniyi, and others issued a statement regarding his death under the banner of the Pro-National Conference Organizations and Nigeria Intervention Movement.
“Uranta’s various contributions towards the advocacy for constitutional restructuring of Nigeria amidst stiff resistance from those who benefit from jaundice and corruptive political structure of Nigeria”.
The group said, praising “Uranta’s various contributions towards the advocacy for constitutional restructuring of Nigeria amidst stiff resistance from those who benefit from jaundice and corruptive political structure of Nigeria.”
The organization recalled Uranta’s contributions to national conferences, particularly the 2014 National Confab, in a joint statement signed by the NIM’s Director-General, who is also PRONACO’s spokesperson, Sir Olawale Okunniyi, while promising to immortalize his legacy.
Uranta worked “as the Executive Secretary of the National Summit Group, NSG, and UNDESS towards the facilitation of the 2014 National Confab.
He had previously played some supporting roles in mobilizing Nigerians for the People’s National Conference hosted by PRONACO between 2005 and 2006 under the leadership of Chief Tony Enahoro and Prof Wole Soyinka.”
“Leaders of the Nigerian Civil Society Movement,” stated Okunniyi, “are devoted to immortalising Tony Uranta’s legacies. Praying for the repose of his soul and fortitude and comfort for his beloved wife, Baarong, and child, Amy.”