I am well, fit and ready for National Conference — Akunyili

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Abuja—Former Minister of Information and Communications, Professor Dora Akunyili has denied report that she was seriously sick and currently out of the country and in need of urgent prayers.

In a statement Tuesday, Professor Akunyili said: “This story is baseless, unfounded and the handiwork of mischief makers. It should be ignored and discarded in its entirety. As every informed Nigerian knows, I am a Delegate to the National Conference currently holding in Abuja. I was duly accredited as a Delegate and I am currently in attendance at the National Judicial Institute, Abuja, venue of the conference.

Confab: From left — Mamman Misau, Senator  Jubril Aminu and former Minister of Information, Prof. Dora Akunyili  at the National Conference in Abuja. Photo by Gbemiga Olamikan.

Confab: From left — Mamman Misau, Senator Jubril Aminu and former Minister of Information, Prof. Dora Akunyili at the National Conference in Abuja. Photo by Gbemiga Olamikan.

“While it is true that I recently came out of a major sickness, for which I thank Almighty God for delivering me, I have since been declared fit by my doctors and returned to my normal activities. I shed much weight in the course of the sickness – which is normal – but I am well now and only need time to re-grow some flesh. There is nothing to worry about either my health or my present stature.

“I know that God has kept me alive for a purpose, this National Conference being part of that purpose. For the avoidance of doubt, I am well now, fit, strong enough and ready for this all-important National Conference and I look forward to collaborating with other delegates to chart the way for a better Nigeria.”

 

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