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Mark mourns Dora Akunyili

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Mark mourns Dora Akunyili
describes her as an intellectual of international repute

Senate President David Mark has lamented over the death of former information Minister and Director General of National Agency for food, drug administration and control ( NAFDAC) Professor Dora Nkem Akunyili , describing her as an intellectual of international repute.

Senator Mark noted that the nation has lost one of her patriotic and dedicated public officer who believed in the sanctity of unity and indivisibility of Nigeria.

He recalled the unwavering commitment and dedication of Late Akunyili as the then Director General of NAFDAC and even as the nation's chief image maker when she brought Nigeria to the global reckoning with her campaign of great Nigeria, Great people.

Senator Mark stressed that Nigerian would not forget in a hurry her resolute and relentless war against fake and counterfeit drugs when she chased the illicit drug peddlers out of the market.

' We have lost a great amazon. We have lost a scholar. We have lost a crusader. We have lost a soldier who stood to be counted when it mattered. We shall miss her robust and honest contributions to the socio- political and economic development on Nigeria', the Senate President lamented.

He prayed that the Almighty God grant her eternal rest just as he prayed that God gives the bereaved family the fortitude to bear the loss.

Paul Mumeh , Chief Press Secretary to the President of the Senate.