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Dora Akunyili to be Laid to Rest on August 28th



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The family of the late NAFDAC boss Dora Akunyili release details about her burial programme. She will be buried on the 28th of August 2014.

Read the official statement;

The family of former Minister of Information and Communications, late Prof. (Mrs.) Dora Nkem Akunyili, has released a week-long programme of activities for her funeral, culminating in her burial on Thursday, August 28, 2014.

The programme, released today in Enugu by Prof. Akunyili’s husband, Dr. Chike Akunyili, starts with a Christian Wake-Keep at No. 2A Bishop Onyeabor St., G.R.A. Enugu, to hold from 4:00 p.m. on Friday, August 22.

A Night of Tributes is to hold at International Conference Centre Abuja from 5:00 p.m. on Monday, August 25, while a Mass would be held for her at Pro-Cathedral Catholic Church, Abuja, by 10:00 a.m. the next day, August 26.

After the Church Service, Dora’s body would leave for Enugu, where there would be a Mass at KSJ Temple at 4:00 p.m. After a High Requiem Mass at Holy Ghost Cathedral Enugu at 9:00 a.m. the next day (Wednesday, August 27), Dora’s body would be taken to UNCOMA Hall, College of Medicine, Ituku Ozalla, Enugu, for Final College Assembly to start from 11:30 a.m. From there, the body would be taken to Awka for Anambra State Government activities, then to Dora’s father’s house in Nanka, before being returned to her husband’s house at Agulu for a Vigil Mass/Wake-Keep.

On Thursday, August 28, Dora’s body would lie in state at John Chike Akunyili’s Compound before leaving for Agulu Town Hall, then Madonna Catholic Church Agulu for a Requiem Mass to hold by 10:00 a.m. Interment at John Chike Akunyili’s Compound follows at 1:30 p.m.

Dr. Akunyili in a statement expressed gratitude to Nigerians for their outpouring of love and support for his family at this moment of grief. “This has gone a great way in helping us to cope with the monumental loss of our precious gem, my beloved wife, Dora,” he said.

It would be recalled that Prof. (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.

Prof. (Mrs.) Akunyili, who was a delegate to the on-going National Conference in Abuja, would have turned 60 on July 14, 2014.

Dr. Chike Akunyili (Husband)
Enugu, Wednesday, July 31, 2014.


  1. kenora

    July 31, 2014 at 10:35 pm

    i dnt understand why young women and men are dying ..why d old people still lives..R:I:P

  2. nwafor modesta

    July 31, 2014 at 10:41 pm

    Prof.Dorah Akuyili may ur gentile soul rest in the bloosom of the Almighty God in Jesus Name Amen

  3. Akaahan Terungwa

    August 1, 2014 at 2:08 am

    Rest in peace Dora…you surely inspired a whole new generation…we shall always remember you and come to terms with the fact that to fight for what we believe in is no crime at all!

    Requiescat in pace – in congressum nostrum non relinquere!


    • SEUN Hallanaija

      August 1, 2014 at 10:15 am

      Its still kind of surprising to me!!! ..Thanks Mr. Akaahan

  4. Bvl

    August 1, 2014 at 5:15 am

    Continue to Rest in Peace Madam… You are truly a Gem … I wish your loved ones journey mercies throughout the ceremony and peace. Amen

  5. Pet

    August 1, 2014 at 6:22 am

    may her gentle soul rest in peace


    August 1, 2014 at 8:24 am

    Rest in peace ma

  7. Omas

    August 1, 2014 at 9:50 am


  8. @edDREAMZ

    August 1, 2014 at 9:56 am

    May her soul R.I.P…..

  9. Amina

    August 1, 2014 at 10:08 am

    May Allah accept her soul.

  10. marc

    August 1, 2014 at 10:12 am

    RIP Ada

  11. Ibiene People

    August 1, 2014 at 11:56 am

    RIP ma’am. U were d best Nigeria ever had in terms of leadership

  12. angyu daniella

    August 1, 2014 at 2:32 pm

    Rest in Peace Ma, May the Lord continue to console your family,

  13. Osasodia1

    August 2, 2014 at 12:08 am

    Rest in Perfect Peace mama Dora Akunyili………The only Lady President of Nigeria that never was……..oh how i wish u were here to make the Nation a better one.

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