Dora Akunyili was a relentless and fearless amazon, says FCT minister

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By SundiataPOST, Abuja

FCT Minister, Senator Bala Mohammed has extolled the qualities a former Minister and Communications, Prof. Dora Akunyili describing her as a relentless and fearless Amazon. He praised her for doing a lot to raise the bar for better women participation public through her sterling contributions to national development. 

his message made available to SundiataPOST,  Senator Bala Mohammed expressed shock over Prof. Akunyili’ death, stressing that it a huge loss to Nigeria. “She fiercely committed to the through all the capacities that she served. She would be dearly missed by Nigeria and Nigerians. Her exit is not only a loss to her but to the entire country,” he mourned.

The FCT Minister while recalling the contributions the late Minister as a delegate to the ongoing Constitutional , described her as an accomplished administrator and intellectual who remained courageous and determined till she drew her last breathe. According to him, she first earned respect and national recognition for her great achievements as the Director-General of NAFDAC and latter as a minister of and Communications.

The FCT Minister said the late Professor Akunyili set a worthy example selfless when she took the against counterfeit drugs to Onitsha, the commercial nerve centre of her home state, Anambra against all odds. 

He added, “During her lifetime, through her steadfastness, and vision, she inspired several women to stand tall and aspire for greater opportunities in the , public service and governance of fatherland. She indeed a worthy of the womenfolk.”