11 September 2012, Sweetcrude, ABUJA – THE Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation, NNPC, has announced that the burial ceremony its late Group General Manager, Group Public Affairs Division, Dr. Levi Ajuonuma, who died in the June 3, 2012 Dana air crash, has been fixed for September 13 and 14, 2012.
A statement by acting Group General Manager, Group Public Affairs Division of the Corporation, Mr. Fidel Pepple, said the funeral ceremony will commence by 3.pm on Thursday, September 13, 2012, with a service of songs at Harbour Point, Off Ahmadu Bello Way, Victoria Island, Lagos.
The final burial rites and interment will take place on Friday, September 14, by 12 noon at his home town, Awalla autonomous community near Isiekenesi in Ideato-South Local Government Area, Imo State.
Born on December 2, 1959 in Enugu, the late Ajuonuma had his early education in Enugu before proceeding to the United States of America for further studies.
He was for many years host of the popular Saturday night programme, ‘Open House Party’ – a variety entertainment show, which hosted mostly comedians and artists on Ray Power FM.
He was also host and executive producer of the equally popular ‘The Sunday Show’, ‘Levi Ajuonoma Live’ and ‘Showtime’ on the Nigerian Television Authority and other television channels before his appointment as General Manager, Public Affairs Division of the NNPC in November 2003.
He is survived by a wife and children.