Former Minister of Information and Communications, Prof. (Mrs.) Dora Nkem Akunyili, OFR, will be buried on August 28, 2014, the family has announced.
“Details about the funeral arrangements will be made available to the public in due course,” Prof. Akunyili’s husband, Dr. Chike Akunyili, said in a statement issued today in Awka, Anambra State.
Dr. Akunyili thanked Nigerians for the great love they extended to Dora both in life and at death. He also expressed his family’s appreciation to President Goodluck Ebele Jonathan for the special valedictory session of the Federal Executive Council (FEC) held in honour of Dora.
Dr. Akunyili advised anyone who has a tribute or testimonial in honour of Dora to send it by e-mail to [email protected], [email protected], or [email protected]. He advised people who wish to make enquiries regarding Dora’s funeral to call any of the following numbers: 08181333222, 08103198444, or 08098020976.
It would be recalled that Prof. (Mrs.) Akunyili, a former Director-General of the National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control (NAFDAC), died last Saturday, June 7, after a two-year battle with cancer.
Prof. (Mrs.) Akunyili, who was a delegate to the on-going National Conference in Abuja, would have turned 60 on July 14, 2014.
Dr. Chike Akunyili(Husband)
Awka, Sunday, June 15, 2014.