President Bola Tinubu on Thursday commiserated with the family of Frank Kokori, former Secretary-General of the Nigeria Union of Petroleum and Natural Gas Workers, who died at age 80.
Tinubu’s condolence message was contained in a statement by his Special Adviser on Media and Publicity, Ajuri Ngelale, titled ‘President Tinubu Mourns Hero Of June 12 Struggle, FRANK KOKORI’.
Tinubu condoled with his family, the civil society, the government, and the people of Delta State over his demise.
He described the former labour leader as a man of conscience, highly principled, courageous, and true.
The late elder statesman was a foremost figure in the June 12 struggle.
The statement read “Frank Kokori was a thoroughbred democrat and activist.
“He fought for democracy at a great personal cost. He surrendered his liberty to fight for truth and justice. He was the finest among reformers and champions of civil rights in Nigeria.
“He was a brother in the June 12 struggle. He was uncompromising, unbending, and irrepressible. He was an exemplary comrade,” the President stated.
“President Tinubu, while praying for the repose of the soul of the deceased, encouraged those he left behind to take comfort in his peerless legacy”.
Credit: Facebook | Ajuri Ngelale