Gov. Willie Obiano of Anambra on Friday set up an ad-hoc committee for the burial of Prof. Dora Akunyili, a former Minister of Information and Communications.
This is contained in a statement signed by Mr Emeka Ozumba, his Senior Media Assistant in Awka.
It stated that the committee, headed by the Secretary to the State Government, Mr Oseloka Obaze, would work out the state government’s involvement and participation in the burial.
The others were Joe Asike, Governor’s Chief of Staff; Azuka Enemuo, Commissioner for Local Government; Victoria Chikwelu, Education; Kate Omenugha, Women Affairs; and Chido Obidiegwu, Governor’s Special Assistant on Events.
The late Akunyili, a former Director-General, National Agency for Food and Drugs Control and Administration, would be buried on Aug. 28 at Agulu, Anaocha Local Government Area of the state.
It stated that the governor had since the confirmation of the death of the late Akunyili opened a condolence register at the Government House, Awka. (NAN)