Thursday, 12 June 2014

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Dora Akunyili’s body arrived the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport, Abuja

The body of a former Minister of Information and Communications, Prof. Dora Akunyili, arrived the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport, Abuja late on Wednesday and was received by members of her family and political associates.

The reception team was led by the immediate-past Governor of Anambra State, Mr. Peter Obi, who assured that the former Director-General of the National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control would be given a burial befitting of her status and fame which would be drawn up soon, assuring that several stakeholders would make their input to the programme in close collaboration with the Akunyili family.

The remains were subsequently conveyed to a mortuary in Abuja in an ambulance belonging to the Nigerian-Turkish Nizamiye Hospital.

Akunyili died in the Indian Specialist Cancer Hospital on Saturday, June 7, after a two-year battle with cancer.

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