The children and family of late foremost unionist and former General Secretary of the National Union Of Petroleum and Natural Gas Workers (NUPENG), Chief Frank Ovie Kokori, have announced dates for the final burial ceremony of their father and grandfather.

The burial dates were announced in a statement on behalf of the children and family of the late foremost unionist by the Chief Frank Ovie Kokori Burial Planning Committee (Media Subcommittee) at the
country-home of the Kokoris in Ethiope East Local Government Area of Delta State.

The statement was signed by the alternate chairman, Felix Ayanruoh Esq, on behalf of the chairman of the Media Sub-Committee, Mr Kayode Komolafe, Secretary, Ebenezer Adurokiya, and son of the late octogenarian, Kive Kokori, and made available to journalists.

Recall that the late nationalist, famously regarded as the “Abacha nightmare”, joined the saints triumphant on December 7, 2023, which was the day he clocked 80 years.

Announcing the official burial dates, the Chief Frank Ovie Kokori Burial Planning Committee said the burial ceremony is slated for March 4 to 10, 2024.

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The committee further disclosed that the burial ceremony would commence with a Symposium/Lecture Day/Day of Tributes on March 4 at the NAF Conference Centre, Abuja, where President Bola Ahmed Tinubu, other top government functionaries and leadership of labour unions, members of the civil society and the general public are expected to be in attendance.

On Thursday March 7, 2024, the body of the octogenarian will be lying in state, coupled with service of songs and Christian Wake at his Ovu home in Delta State.

Final church burial service for the fiery unionist, according to the statement, holds on Friday March 8, 2024, to be swiftly followed by internment, and reception and entertainment of guests.

The seven-day burial ceremony will be wrapped up on Sunday March 10, 2024 with a Church Thanksgiving for family members, friends and well wishers.