Nigerian Activist, Tony Uranta has died after fighting a long battle with ill-health.
A statement on his demise by his family read : “We announce the passage of Tony Uranta (TIU) at 1:32pm this afternoon.
“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 was a member of Nigeria’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.
He is survived by his wife Baarong Uranta, a sports analyst with Channels Television.