Sunday, June 8, 2014

Campaign for Democracy Mourns Dora Akunyili

 Dr. Dora Nkem Akunyili (July 14, 1954 – June 7, 2014).

CD Mourns Dora Akunyili

The Campaign for Democracy (CD) mourns the death of Nigeria's former Information Minister, Prof Dora Akunyili who passed on in an Indian Hospital on Saturday.
The strong and brave woman fought  her last battle with cancer which she has just lost at the age of 59.

She will always be remembered for her doggedness,tenacity and courageous pursuit of ideals both as Director General of National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control (NAFDAC) and Minister of Information.
She displayed exemplary candour in the moment  of constitutional crisis in Nigeria  in 2010 when she boldly joined patriotic Nigerians to speak boldly against the cabal that wanted to drag the country to the precipice over a succession that ought to have been a cinch.

Her exemplary patriotism was further displayed when she showed up at the National Conference in spite of the toll the illness had taken on her physical appearance.
Now she is free from it all to take her deserved rest.

It is our prayer that God grant her soul eternal rest and protect the family she left behind.
Goodnight our sweet Dora!

~ Dr. Joe Okei - Odumakin
  Campaign for Democracy (CD)  

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