Ahead of the burial of her remains on August 28, it has been revealed that the last wish of the late former Minister of Information and Communications, Prof. Dora Nkem Akunyili, was the release of the abducted Chibok.
Her husband, Dr. Chike Akunyili, made the disclosure while briefing the media on the burial arrangements of his wife.
His words: “Akunyili’s last wish was the release of the abducted girls at chibok by the insurgent in Borno state and she was particular about the insecurity ravaging the country”.
While announcing the burial arrangement for the late wife on Saturday, Dr Akunyili announced that the late former Director General of National Agency for food, Drug Administration and Control (NAFDAC), would also receive another post-humous award from the United States of America on November 18, 2014 for pushing Pharmacy to a greater height.
The funereal of late Prof Akunyili, which would hold at Madonna Catholic Mission at Agulu, Anambra State, will be led by Cardinal John Onaiyekan.
Dr Akunyili told reporters that though his wife had died, her soul is still hovering around, adding “my heart is still heavy over her death”.
He said since his wife died, there had been a mass service at Enugu for her every Friday because she was prayerful.
“What has been happening since she died had been mysterious, we have never had any problem in everything we have planned”, he said.
According to Dr Akunyili, his late wife surrendered her green card for the love of her country, adding that she did not want disintegration of Nigeria but wanted a homogenous country.
According to him, “my wife said I will serve Nigeria with the last drop of my blood and as a result the federal government gave her all the support in everything she did”.
Adieu, Dora a woman of great intellect and passion. Sleep on calmly as you have served your nation well enough.