Mr Obumneme Akunyili, the last child of the 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 the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Agulu, Anambra, on Monday.
Obumneme, who studied psychology at the University of Maryland, United States, said he was overwhelmed by the outpouring of emotion and love which the family had received.
The son, 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.
“I miss her; she was my role model, a great woman who made me become whom I am today, a parent with the courage and encouragement and love that she showed to our family.
“I think I had the best mother in the world and there is nothing that can change that opinion; she is gone but I know she is still with us in 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 I will see what the future holds for me but somehow I 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)