Tuesday, June 10, 2014

Dora Akunyili’s Corpse Arrives Nigeria This Week

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Family members of the late NAFDAC DG, Professor Dora Akunyili has said her body is expected to arrive in Nigeria this week.

Dora Akunyili died on June 7 in Nigeria at 10am, Nigerian time after a two-year battle of cancer.

The Media Adviser to the late former Minister of Information and Communications, Mr. Isaac Umunna said that Akunyili’s husband, Chike; and her brother, Dr. Anayo Edemobi, confirmed on Monday that the remains of the ex-minister would be flown in before the end of the week.

Although no announcement has been made about her burial plans, Umunna said the reason being that a lot of consultations would be held before a programme could be drawn up.

He said, “As you can see from the mood of the people, all Nigerians have come to claim her as their own and Nigerians will be consulted before the programme will be drafted.

“There will be meetings with Anambra State Government, the Federal Government and other significant bodies that Prof. had served.

“One man alone will not decide when she will be buried.”

May Her Souk RIP.

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