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Dora Akunyili: “National Conference is Jonathan’s Most Courageous Act”



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Nigeria’s former Minister of Information, Dora Akunyili is proud of President Goodluck Jonathan, for convening the National Conference.

Speaking at the ongoing conference in Abuja, she expressed this opinion during a discussion about the President’s inaugural speech. She stated that the National Conference is Jonathan’s most courageous act, Punch reports.

“Nigerians have for long clamoured for this National Conference. I regard this National Conference as President Jonathan’s best Centenary gift to Nigeria; it is a testimony of the fact that he is a listening President,” she said. 

Organized by the present government, the National Conference was convened to serve as a forum for discussing and resolving Nigeria’s constitutional challenges.

The conference has been fraught with controversy, including the  rumour that each delegate was paid millions of Naira for accommodation/feeding allowances.

Photo Credit: Punch


  1. Ricky

    April 2, 2014 at 2:01 pm

    A “national conference” where a delegate (who is getting 12 million naira like the other old men and women – one of whom was so old he even died!- gather to discuss the “future” of the country) is a criminal convicted of corruption, a man so shameless he jumped bail from the UK dressed as a woman, is “courageous” ????
    This Akunyili woman should not cause people to lose the respect they have for her.

    • Onye Ara

      April 2, 2014 at 3:40 pm

      This woman should just collect her 12 million in peace and stop talking plenty.
      Courageous indeed!!

  2. choco

    April 2, 2014 at 2:23 pm

    Oh Sure Madame, you are a delegate…..’Nuff said.

  3. @edDREAMZ

    April 2, 2014 at 2:45 pm

    She don start dey make headline already, no doubt she don well finish..

  4. Love me Love me

    April 2, 2014 at 3:39 pm

    Dorothy, don’t mess with your brand.

  5. mujer

    April 2, 2014 at 4:37 pm

    For a true confab, citizens should not pay to share their wonderful ideas about how to move thier country and their childre’s futures forward. it should be social service. You can pay for the logistics of bringing people together – hotel, food, transportation. People whould not be paid to be heard. Secondly, a national confab should start as regional conversations at a minimum. You have regional conversations where people at the grassroots can tell you what the hell their problems are. You will never hear from them from these sleepies who are on the panel becuase these grassroots people are the same ones they use as househelps, the invisible ones in their midst. Dora, you are not feeling well. Kam hapu giaka. My comments are not targeting you but the whole scenario that is unfolding.

  6. Ugo

    April 2, 2014 at 8:27 pm

    Muger nwanne,you nailed it. Even after they finish discussing,how many of these earth shaking ideas will be implemented? They will organize another conference again to discuss implementation and start lobbying for contracts. The budget for food alone for this conference will feed my entire village for the next ten years. Abegi if they love nigeria too much, let them start by opening a trust fund for the best students in the public schools in their respective states with only 1 million from the 12 million they are getting. Awon ole

  7. Winny

    April 2, 2014 at 10:07 pm

    This woman you have started again with your Ass kissing you did all that during Yardua’s death with the lies and cover ups and you were used and dumped and now 2015 is around the corner here you are again with the lies and Ass licking. We want the self assured, confident, no nonsense, take no prisoners Dora the NAFDAC boss and not this weak, beat down no confidence Dora. May the real Dora please comeback i miss

  8. Stephanie

    April 3, 2014 at 10:28 am


  9. Whirlwinde

    April 3, 2014 at 6:30 pm

    Dora Akunyilin PhD, has been very hard working especially within the academia and NAFDAC, but she appears to like to see it all. Except she really needs the experience for her CV, she should withdraw from the national conference. True, she was nominated for it but I doubt that she’s under any obligation to participate. Some of us would rather be spectators than be expedient.

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