Akunyili’s Remains Arrive Nigeria

EX-GOV. PETER OBI WITH REVEREND SISTERS WATCHING THE AMBULANCE CONVEYING DORA AKUNYILI’S BODY INTO THE MORTUARY OF THE NATIONAL HOSPITAL, ABUJA, YESTERDAY
EX-GOV. PETER OBI WITH REVEREND SISTERS WATCHING THE AMBULANCE CONVEYING DORA AKUNYILI’S BODY INTO THE MORTUARY OF THE NATIONAL HOSPITAL, ABUJA, YESTERDAY

The remains of a former Minister of Information and Communications, Prof. Dora Akunyili, arrived the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport, Abuja late on Wednesday and was received by members of her family and political associates.

The reception team was led by the erstwhile Governor of Anambra State, Mr. Peter Obi, who stated that Akunyili would be given a burial befitting of her status and fame.

The remains of the former Director-General of the National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control (NAFDAC) was flown to Nigeria in a private aircraft from India and was accompanied by her husband, Dr. Chike Akunyili; and her younger brother, Dr. Anayo Edemobi.

Following its arrival, it was transferred into an ambulance belonging to the Nigerian-Turkish Nizamiye Hospital and conveyed to a mortuary in Abuja.

According to Mr. Obi, a burial programme would be drawn up soon, assuring that several stakeholders would make their input to the programme in close consultation with the Akunyili family.

The former governor described the deceased as an uncommon Nigerian, who made all possible sacrifices for the health of the country and her people.

Obi was joined at the airport to receive the body of the late minister by a former Aso Rock Chaplain, Rev. Williams Okoye; Mr. Chidi Agbapu, Ejike Imoka, Mrs. Uche Ekwunife, Chuma Nzeribe, and Chinwendu Iloh, among many other admirers and well-wishers.

9 Comments

  • Pls Dora is not a man bt woman, only to resieve her body milions has gone wat if it was her funeral dey wil close cbn jst for her sake nija politics

  • @Amazing grace,plzz keep quite if u don’t hav anytin to contribute,she’s a woman and so what?Dora was a woman of substance,a woman with difference,a woman who NEVER descended low for bribery,a woman who saved milion of Nigerians from death as a result of fake drugs,a woman who sacrificed her life for your sake.What more do u want to hear.she deserve an honour and I think it will be good to delare a public holiday on her burial day Nationwide cos she deserve it.

  • Dora u were great. A woman in a mans world. I miss ur courage and wounderful energy and ability. Rest in peace. I wish u can come back to us but God knows the best He cannot be questioned.

  • @Nora,thumps up!,you are very on point dear,if fed govt decides to close up all d organisations for her sake,so what?she was a woman but with difference,thousand men combined together dat wz wat she was.May the good lord rest your soul madam.

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