May 26, 2024

Ex-NUPENG Sec-Gen, Frank Kokori dies at 80

Ex-NUPENG Sec-Gen, Frank Kokori dies at 80

A former Secretary-General of the Nigeria Union of Petroleum and Natural Gas Workers (NUPENG), Frank Kokori is dead.

Kokori died on Thursday in a hospital in Warri, Delta State.

His death was disclosed by his Personal Assistant, Atawada Oke.

Over the past few months, the former NUPENG secretary had been battling a kidney-related ailment.

On November 9, Kokori raised an alarm over his health status from his sick bed.

Twenty-four hours later, Sheriff Oborevwori, Governor of Delta, visited the elder statesman at the hospital and promised that the state would provide support for him to get “high-quality medical treatment”.

Kokori played a significant role in the struggle against the annulment of the June 12, 1993, presidential election.

He mobilised workers against the annulment of the election and the military junta.

Owing to his activism, he was arrested and detained by the military government.

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