June 11, 2014

Akunyili’s corpse arrives Nigeria

Akunyili’s corpse arrives Nigeria

Late Prof. Dora Akunyili

…FG may give her national burial

By Soni Daniel

The remains of the former Director General of the National Agency for Food, Drug Administration and Control, NAFDAC, Prof Dora Akunyili, arrived the country today in preparation for burial.

A former aide of the former Information Minister confirmed to Vanguard that the remains of the late NAFDAC boss had been deposited at the National Hospital mortuary in Abuja.

According to the source, the corpse, which was ferried by a chartered aircraft, arrived the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport, Abuja at about 5:30 pm on Wednesday from an Indian hospital where she died last week.

Dora Akunyili

Dora Akunyili

The body of the late national delegate was accompanied by the former Anambra State Governor, Mr, Peter Obi, Mrs. Uche Ekunife, the husband and children of the deceased.

The family will meet with the officials of the Federal Government before a burial date and programme is agreed upon, according to a competent source.

Vanguard learnt that the Federal Government had indicated interest in giving the late information minister what a source described as a ‘befitting burial’ as a result of her enormous contributions to the development of Nigeria.