Former Information Minister, Dora Akunyili Dead At 59
Prof. (Mrs.) Dora Nkem Akunyili, former Director General of the National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control (NAFDAC) and former minister of Information, is dead. She died in an India Hospital where she has been receiving treatment for an undisclosed illness.
News of her death was confirmed today by former governor of Anambra, Mr Peter Obi.
"On behalf of the Akunyili’s family, I wish to officially confirm the death of Prof. Mrs Dora Akunyili in a Specialist Cancer Hospital in Indian this morning at 10 am, Nigerian Time, after a two-year battle with cancer." announced Mr Obi.
Her death has been considered as a big loss in Nigeria because she was that perfect example of public servant that every nation desires. Her dreams and contributions to raising the standard of the Nigerian society will forever be appreciate.
In the posted video, you could see that she was told to sit -due to her health condition- and give her speech. But, being the humble and respectful lady she was, she refused and instead gave her speech standing.
May her soul rest in peace.