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Anambra Council Trails the Blaze; Immortalizes Dora Akunyili; Names Street After Her



Ignatius Okpara, Awka

In a clear demonstration of love and appreciating her contributions, the Awka South Council Area of Anambra State has concluded plans to name a major street in the city after the late Information and Communication Minister, Professor Dora Akunyili.

The Former Director General of National Agency for Food Drug Administration and Control Agency (NAFDAC), passed on last month in an Indian hospital due to unsuccessful battle with an undisclosed strange ailment.

dora-akunyili-newsThe development, makes the council the first to immortalize the late Professor, as many have called for such gesture.

Chairman of the Local Government Area, Hon Azubuike Iloh, who disclosed the plan to newsmen Wednesday in Awka after signing a condolence register in honour of Akunyili lamented that her death was sad.

He said “People like Akunyili should not die, we feel sad because a woman like

Dora should be here with us.

“She is an iconic figure, and here in our own little way we have decided that we will immortalise her.

“I have sent a bill to the legislature of this council for a major street in Awka to be named after her.

“We have pin-pointed Abakiliki Street to be named after her, and when they sit, I am sure they will pass it and we will implement it immediately.

“She is a dogged fighter and yet a mother, and can be described differently by different people, so we want her to live in our minds”, Iloh recounted.

Meanwhile, the council area has opened a condolence register for the former NAFDAC DG in its headquarters.





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