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Published On: Sat, Jun 7th, 2014

Dora Akunyili Dies in Indian Hospital

Dora Akunyili


LAGOS JUNE 7TH (URHOBOTODAY)-The former Director General of the National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control (NAFDAC) and former minister of Information Prof. Dora Nkem Akunyili is dead. She died at the age of 59.
Isaac Umunna, Media Advisor to Prof. Dora Akunyili confirmed that Akunyili died in an India Hospital.

Late Akunyili has been sick for sometimes and were flown to indian where she has been receiving treatment for an undisclosed ailment.
Also confirming the death, Peter Obi, the former Governor of Anambra State says Prof. Dora Akunyili died at a Specialist Cancer Hospital in Indian.
Obi’s statement reads thus: “On behalf of the Akunyili’s family, I wish to officially confirm the death of Prof. Mrs Dora Akunyili in a Specialist Cancer Hospital in Indian this morning at 10 am, Nigerian Time, after a two-year battle with cancer.
“In spite her illness, she was unwavering in her believe in a better Nigeria that was why she defied her condition and was part of Anambra State Handover Committee and the National Conference.
“The last time I visited her in India, even when she needed all the prayers herself, she was full of concern for Chibok girls, security and other challenges facing the country and told me that she remained prayerful for the release of those girls and for God to help President Goodluck Jonathan to overcome all the challenges facing the Nation.
“She therefore urged all Nigerians to remain prayerful and committed to building a better society for our children. We all prayed together and I promised to be visiting her every month.
“We thank all those who remain fervent in prayers for her recovery and urge them to remain prayerful for the peaceful repose of her soul.”

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