President Jonathan mourns Late Professor Dora Akunyili


All the stuff I was supposed to have posted
yesterday..:-). I apologize. Here’s a press statement
signed by presidential media aide, Reuben Abati, of the
president mourning the loss of former NAFDAC DG, Prof
Dora Akunyili who passed away yesterday after a two
year battle with cervical cancer.
President Goodluck Ebele Jonathan has received
with shock and sadness, news of the sudden and
untimely death of Professor Dora Akunyili, former
Minister of Information and Communications.
The President believes that Professor Akunyili will
live long in the memories of those who were
privileged to know her as a diligent professional, a
public-spirited and forthright public officer, and as
a person of great convictions.
President Jonathan considers her contributions to nation-
building while she served as the Director-General of the
National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and
Control (NAFDAC), and as Minister of Information and
Communications, particularly invaluable.
The President states that it is sad that her death has
come at a time she was making further efforts to help
sustain and strengthen the unity and stability of the
country in her capacity as a member of the on-going
National Conference. Without any doubt, she will be
greatly missed.
President Jonathan commiserates with the Akunyili
family, the government and people of Anambra State,
members of the National Conference and all her loved
He prays that the Almighty in His infinite mercies will
grant them the fortitude to bear the irreparable loss of
this truly distinguished citizen and patriot.