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Akunyili For Burial August 28, Family Welcomes Tributes

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Former Minister of Information and Communications, Prof. (Mrs.) Dora Nkem

Akunyili, OFR, will be buried on August 28, 2014, the family has

“Details about the funeral arrangements will be made available to the

public in due course,” Prof. Akunyili's husband, Dr. Chike Akunyili, said

in a statement issued today in Awka, Anambra State.

Dr. Akunyili thanked Nigerians for the great love they extended to Dora

both in life and at death. He also expressed his family's appreciation to

President Goodluck Ebele Jonathan for the special valedictory session of

the Federal Executive Council (FEC) held in honour of Dora.

Dr. Akunyili advised anyone who has a tribute or testimonial in honour of

Dora to send it by e-mail to [email protected],

[email protected], or [email protected] He advised people who

wish to make enquiries regarding Dora's funeral to call any of the

following numbers: 08181333222, 08103198444, or 08098020976.

It would be recalled that Prof. (Mrs.) Akunyili, a former Director-General

of the National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control

(NAFDAC), died last Saturday, June 7, after a two-year battle with cancer.

Prof. (Mrs.) Akunyili, who was a delegate to the on-going National

Conference in Abuja, would have turned 60 on July 14, 2014.