Metro Prof. Dora Akunyili Loses 2 Year Battle With Cancer. Read Family Statement


As already reported by all online and offline media and newspapers in Nigeria, the respected former NAFDAQ DG and Minister of Information, Prof. (Mrs.) Dora Nkem Akunyili, OFR, passed on after a brave two year fight with cancer.

Several media houses have including the Nigerian Tribune newspaper has carried a statement from Former #Anambra State Governor and family member Peter Obi.

Obi's release states: "On behalf of the Akunyili's family, I wish to officially confirm the death of Prof. (Mrs.) Dora Nkem Akunyili, OFR, in a Specialist Cancer Hospital in India this morning at 10:00 a.m., Nigerian Time, after a two-year battle with cancer.

"In spite her illness, Prof. Akunyili was unwavering in her belief in a better Nigeria. That was why she defied her condition and was part of Anambra State Handover Committee and the National Conference.

"The last time I visited her in India, even when she needed all the prayers herself, she was full of concern for the abducted Chibok girls, security and other challenges facing the country and told me that she remained prayerful for the release of those girls and for God to help President Goodluck Jonathan to overcome all the challenges facing the Nation.

"She therefore urged all Nigerians to remain prayerful and committed to building a better society for our children. We all prayed together and I promised to be visiting her every month.

"We thank all those who remain fervent in prayers for her recovery and urge them to remain prayerful for the peaceful repose of her soul."