Dora Akunyili

All is set for the burial of late former Minister of Information and Communications, Prof. Dora Akunyili. for her service to the nation and humanity.

dora's final resting place
Dora’s final resting place..

She will be buried at her husband’s home in Agulu Anambra state on Thursday August 28th.

After a High Requiem Mass at Holy Ghost Cathedral Enugu at 9am on August 27, Akunyili’s body was taken to UNCOMA Hall, College of Medicine, Ituku Ozalla, Enugu for Final College Assembly.

Dora final respectFrom there, the body was taken to Awka for Anambra State Government activities, then to her father’s house in Nanka before being returned to her husband’s house at Agulu for a Vigil Mass/Wake.

On August 28, Akunyili’s body would lie in state at John Chike Akunyili’s Compound before leaving for Agulu Town Hall, then Madonna Catholic Church Agulu for a Requiem Mass to hold by 10am.

Interment at John Chike Akunyili’s Compound follows at 1:30pm.

A renowned pharmacist, pharmacologist and administrator, Prof. Akunyili came to prominence as Director-General of the National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control from 2011 to 2008.

She went on to further cement her legacy as Minister of Information and Communications from 2008 to 2010.

Akunyili was a delegate to the National Conference as at the time of her death on June 7, 2014, after a two-year battle with cancer.

The former minister, who would have turned 60 on July 14, is survived by her husband, Dr. Chike Akunyili; six children and three grandchildren.




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