Professor Dora Akunyili’s Media Advisor, Mr. Isaac Umunna said in a statement issued tonight that the immediate past Minister of Information and Communications, is presently in India where she is responding to treatment.
“She was first attended to by doctors in Abuja but had to travel to India on Sunday on their advice for further medical attention,” Umunna explained. “ Her husband, Dr. Chike Akunyili, who travelled with her, has spoken with me to confirm that she has started treatment and is responding well. Dr. Akunyili asked me to convey his appreciation and that of Dora to Nigerians and other well-wishers throughout the world,” Umunna added.
Dr. Akunyili who is a delegate at the on-going National Conference provoked comments on social media when pictures showing an emaciated frame made the rounds about two weeks ago.
Umunna quoted the former minister as saying: “I am touched – indeed, overwhelmed by the outpouring of love and affection by my fellow countrymen and women, as well as numerous other well-wishers around the world, many of whom have not only been praying for me but have also been mobilising through the various social networks for God’s healing hands to come upon me. I am confident that Almighty God will hear our prayers and grant me quick recovery. I love you all and pray that Almighty God blesses you all.”