I had the best mother in the world – Akunyili’s son

Mr Obumneme Akunyili, last child of late Prof. Dora Akunyili, has described her mother as a role model who has helped him realised his life potential.

He made this known when he spoke to News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) Agulu, Anambra, on Monday.

Obumneme, who studied psychology at University of Maryland, United States, said he was overwhelmed by outpouring of emotion and love which family had received.

The , who just completed his national service at the National Broadcasting Corporation (NBC), said he was hopeful because life was still worth living. [eap_ad_1] He said the family members were still preoccupied with burial plans for his mother.

miss her; she was my role model, a great woman who made me become whom am today, a parent with the courage and encouragement and love that she showed to our family.

think had the best mother the world and there is nothing that can change that opinion; she is gone but know she is still with us spirit.

“There is no blueprint as to how life is going to be without her.

“We are faced with the burial plans for now and after that will see what the future holds for me but somehow know that God will make a way.

“I know people miss my mum. I thank them for their sympathy. It is joyous to see how much people care about her and it is astounding and inspiring,” he said.

The late Akunyili, a former Minister of Information and Communications and Director-General, National Agency for Food and Drugs Administration and Control, will be buried on Aug. 28 in her country home. (NAN)


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