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Akunyili's Family Releases Burial Programme


The family of former Minister of Information and Communications, late

Prof. (Mrs.) Dora Nkem Akunyili, has released a week-long programme of

activities for her funeral, culminating in her burial on Thursday, August

28, 2014.
The programme, released today in Enugu by Prof. Akunyili's husband, Dr.

Chike Akunyili, starts with a Christian Wake-Keep at No. 2A Bishop

Onyeabor St., G.R.A. Enugu, to hold from 4:00 p.m. on Friday, August 22.

A Night of Tributes is to hold at International Conference Centre Abuja

from 5:00 p.m. on Monday, August 25, while a Mass would be held for her at

Pro-Cathedral Catholic Church, Abuja, by 10:00 a.m. the next day, August

After the Church Service, Dora's body would leave for Enugu, where there

would be a Mass at KSJ Temple at 4:00 p.m. After a High Requiem Mass at

Holy Ghost Cathedral Enugu at 9:00 a.m. the next day (Wednesday, August

27), Dora's body would be taken to UNCOMA Hall, College of Medicine, Ituku

Ozalla, Enugu, for Final College Assembly to start from 11:30 a.m. From

there, the body would be taken to Awka for Anambra State Government

activities, then to Dora's father's house in Nanka, before being returned

to her husband's house at Agulu for a Vigil Mass/Wake-Keep.

On Thursday, August 28, Dora's body would lie in state at John Chike

Akunyili's Compound before leaving for Agulu Town Hall, then Madonna

Catholic Church Agulu for a Requiem Mass to hold by 10:00 a.m. Interment

at John Chike Akunyili's Compound follows at 1:30 p.m.

Dr. Akunyili in a statement expressed gratitude to Nigerians for their

outpouring of love and support for his family at this moment of grief.

“This has gone a great way in helping us to cope with the monumental loss

of our precious gem, my beloved wife, Dora,” he said.

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.

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