June 8, 2014 – Dora Akunyili Died Of Cervical Cancer At Specialist Hospital In Bangalore India
The family members of late NAFDAC boss, Prof Dora Akunyili have finally confirmed her death.
The popular civil servant passed away today in Bangalore, India around 10am on yesterday.
Dora Akunyili died at age 59.
A statement signed by former Anambra State Governor, Peter Obi, on behalf of the family, said she died at 10 a.m. Nigerian time in a Specialist Cancer Hospital following a two-year battle with the disease.
“In spite her illness, Prof. Akunyili was unwavering in her belief in a better Nigeria,” Mr. Obi said. “That was why she defied her condition and was part of Anambra State Handover Committee and the National Conference.”
“She therefore urged all Nigerians to remain prayerful and committed to building a better society for our children,” he said.
Dora Akunyili died 4 weeks after she was airlifted to Bangalore India for cervical cancer treatment.
May her soul rest in perfect peace (amen).