The body of the former Minister of Information, Prof. Dora Akunyili who died last week would arrive Nigeria this week, family sources have revealed.
Mr. Isaac Umunna who is the Media Adviser to the late former Minister , told Punch that Akunyili’s husband, Chike; and her brother, Dr. Anayo Edemobi confirmed to him on yesterday that the remains of the ex-minister would be flown in before the end of the week.
Umunna quoted Dora’s husband and her brother as saying that the body would have been flown in earlier “but because yesterday was Sunday, it wasn’t a working day, the plans were delayed.” He said haven’t been any discussions concerning the programme for the burial because alot of consultations would be held before they would draw up any programme.
He said, “As you can see from the mood of the people, all Nigerians have come to claim her as their own and Nigerians will be consulted before the programme will be drafted. There will be meetings with Anambra State Government, the Federal Government and other significant bodies that Prof. had served. One man alone will not decide when she will be buried.”