Governor Emmanuel Uduaghan of Delta State has noted with great pain the sudden demise of Professor Dora Akunyili, former Information Minister, describing her as a woman with uncommon courage.
Reacting to the news of Professor Akunyili’s death, the governor described the former Minister as a “dogged fighter” who battled fake drug syndrome to a standstill.
In particular, Uduaghan recalled the glory days of “Dora” as she was fondly called, at the National Agency for Foods Administration And Control (NAFDAC) where she served as its Director-General.
“Professor Akunyili was a thorn in the flesh of fake drug barons and fought fearlessly to exterminate fake drug syndrome from the society while ensuring that the country is not made a dumping ground by criminals engaged in nefarious activities “,, the governor said in a statement signed by his Chief Press Secretary, Mr. Felix Ofou
The governor praised the former NAFDAC DG for further accepting to serve as minister and until her death as a delegate to the ongoing National Conference in Abuja, pointing out that it was a reflection of the patriotism innate in her.
While expressing deep condolences to her husband, children and people of Anambra State, he subsequently asked God to grant all fortitude to bear the painful loss.