The family of the Former Minister of Information and Communications, Dora Nkem Akunyili, has announced that she will be buried on August 28, 2014.
In a statement released to the public on Sunday, Mrs Akunyili’s husband, Chike Akunyili thanked Nigerians for the love extended to his wife both in life and death. “Details about the funeral arrangements will be made available to the public in due course.”
He also expressed his family’s appreciation to President Goodluck Ebele Jonathan for the special valedictory session of the Federal Executive Council, FEC, held in honour of the late minister.
Mr. Akunyili advised anyone who has a tribute or testimonial in honour of Dora to send it by e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org, email@example.com, or firstname.lastname@example.org.
He advised people who wish to make enquiries regarding Dora’s funeral to call any of the following numbers: 08181333222, 08103198444, or 08098020976.
Mrs. Akunyili, a former Director-General of the National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control, NAFDAC, died last Saturday, June 7, after a two-year battle with cancer.
The former minister, who was a delegate to the on-going National Conference in Abuja, would have turned 60 on July 14, 2014.