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Genevieve Nnaji, Chika Ike, Others Mourn Akunyili

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Some Nigerian celebrities have mourned the demise of former Director-General of the National Agency for Food and Drug administration Control (NAFDAC), Professor Dora Akinyuli, who died on Saturday morning in India.

Her death came barely 24 hours after the country lost an hero, the Emir of Kano, Alhaji Ado Bayero, to the cold hands of death.

Popular Nollywood director, Lancelot Imasuen wrote on Facebook 'Hastily, let's gear up to make positive impact on the sand of timein whatever position we find ourselves. Let's make haste for good.two great giants falling at same period.and my worry, the bad and evil spoilers of the land still standing strong waiting to carry out more of their evil enterprise. God I look up to you!!! Save our land and nation. I mourn Mama Nafdacand mama Nollywood.'

Screen diva, Genevieve Nnaji wrote, 'We've lost yet another brave soul, a fighting spirit and a woman of virtue. Rest easy Aunty Dora. The Lord clearly needed you more. #RipDoraAkunyili'

Actress Chika Ike tweeted: 'A Beautiful Soul An Icon A Legend. A Fighter A mother A mentor. May your soul rest in God's Bossom.#RIPDORAAKUNYILI.'

Former Miss Nigeria, Omowunmi Akinnifesi shared the photo with the caption: 'I will miss you aunty Dora Akunyili. A woman of truth. A role model to Nigerian Women. She did so much for Nigeria. May her soul rest in perfect peace. Amen.'