Okei-Odumakin mourns human rights activist, Tony Uranta

Dr Joe Okei-Odumakin, a human rights campaigner, has described the  passing of prominent human rights Mr Tony Uranta, as saddening.

Okei-Odumakin, also the President of Women Arise, made this known a condolence message Wednesday Lagos.

The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that Uranta, 57, died Wednesday afternoon at the of Lagos Teaching Hospital (LUTH).

“We are so sad to hear of the passing- of comrade, Tony Uranta.

“It was unbelievable until we heard from wife, Baarong . Now, we are reconciled with this huge loss.

fervent plea and prayer was full recovery, but Heavens decreed otherwise and we bow gratitude,” she said.

Okei-Odumakin who described the deceased as  being forthright,  said fortitude and the fire which accompanied resolve would surely be missed.

She prayed Almighty God to uphold devoted wife, Baarong and grant family succor.

“May Tony finally find peace,” she prayed.

NAN reports that Uranta, a Niger Delta chieftain,  was a member of the Government’s Technical Committee Niger Delta; Executive Secretary, Pan-Niger Delta Forum, Executive Secretary, United Niger Delta Energy Development Security Strategy  (UNDEDSS),  Executive of the Nigeria National Summit Group among others. (NAN)