Dora Nkem Akunyili – An unadulterated woman of valour

Dora Nkem Akunyili – An unadulterated woman of valour

If she was alive there would have been preparation for her birthday which comes up tomorrow (so sad). Prof. Dora Nkem Akunyili, OFR, former Director General of NAFDAC, ex-Minister of Information, one of the most adored public servants, a woman of courage, who waged a successful war against counterfeit and fake drugs in Nigeria, became a terror to fake drugs cartels; regardless whose business was involved, she followed the NAFDAC policies to the core; is gone to rest peacefully with the Lord.

Dora would be missed, most especially at this point in time in Nigeria history when the country’s reputation is at its lowest ebb again; she succumbed to complications arising from uterine cancer at the tender age of 59 years. She ought to have been 60 July 11, 2014.

She might have had fibroid surgery sometimes in March 2013.

My last communication with her before flown to India from Nigeria for more medical attention was Read more

 

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