Former Minister of Information and Communications, Dora Nkem Akunyili, will be buried on August 28, 2014, the family has announced.
“Details about the funeral arrangements will be made available to the public in due course,” Mrs. Akunyili’s husband, Chike Akunyili, said in a statement Sunday.
Mr. Akunyili thanked Nigerians for the great love they extended to Dora both in life and at death.
He also expressed his family’s appreciation to President Goodluck Ebele Jonathan for the special valedictory session of the Federal Executive Council, FEC, held in honour of the late minister.
He advised people who wish to make enquiries regarding Dora’s funeral to call any of the following numbers: 08181333222, 08103198444, or 08098020976.
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.
The former minister, who was a delegate to the on-going National Conference in Abuja, would have turned 60 on July 14, 2014.
Signed: Dr. Chike Akunyili (Husband) Awka, Sunday, June 15, 2014.