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Former Information Minister, Professor Dora For Burial in August


Ignatius Okpara, Enugu

All is now set for the burial of late Nigeria’s erstwhile Minister of Information and Communication, Professor Dora Akunyili.

The week- long activities was made public on Thursday by late Dora’s husband, Dr. Chike Akunyili on behalf of the family. According to him, the remains of the former Minister would be buried on Thursday, August 28 2014 in Dr. Chike’s Agulu, compound, Anambra state. A Christian Wake-Keep he indicated would hold at Government Reservation Area (GRA) Enugu, on Friday, August 22 in the evening.

Work-pics3024This is followed by a Night of Tributes scheduled to take place at International Conference Centre Abuja in the evening on Monday, August 25, while a Mass would be held for her at Pro-Cathedral Catholic Church, Abuja in the morning, the next day – August 26.

The body of the Former Director General (DG), National Agency for Food Drug Administration And Control (NAFDAC) would leave for Enugu, for a Mass at Night of Saint John (KSJ) Temple, by 4pm, while a High Requiem Mass holds at Holy Ghost Cathedral Enugu in the morning on Wednesday, August 27 after which the remains is conveyed to UNCOMA Hall, College of Medicine, University of Nigeria Teaching hospital (UNTH), Ituku Ozalla.

Dr. Akunyili, expressed gratitude to all Nigerians for their encouragement, concern, and show of love as well as support for his family “at this moment of grief”. This he stated has gone a great way in helping to cope with the monumental loss of “our precious gem, my beloved wife, Dora”.

Professor Akunyili who died on June 7 2014 – a week to her 60 years birthday in an Indian hospital of an undisclosed strange ailment, was until her death a delegate to the ongoing National Conference 2014 in Abuja.

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