The burial ceremony of Dr. Levi Ajuonuma, the late Group General Manager Group Public Affairs Division of the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC), who died in the 3rdJune, 2012 Dana air crash, has commenced yesterday in Lagos.
This was disclosed in a statement by Mr. Fidel Pepple of the Group Public Affairs Division of the Corporation, adding that the ceremony will last till today 14th of September 2012.
Yesterday the funeral ceremony commenced by 3pm, with a service of songs at Harbour Point, Ahmadu Bello Way, Victoria Island, Lagos, while the final burial rites and interment will take place today, Friday, 14th September, 2012, by 12 noon in his home town, Awalla autonomous community near Isiekenesi in Ideato-South Local Government Area, Imo State.
The late Dr. Levi Ajuonuma was born on 2nd December 1959 in Enugu.
He had his early education in Enugu before proceeding to the United States of America for further studies.
Ajuonuma was for many years host of the popular Saturday night programme, ‘Open House Party’ – a variety entertainment show which hosted mostly comedians and music acts 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 (NTA) 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.