GTB 737 banner Yudala banner

Prof. Akunyili impacted on all Nigerians —Information Minister Labaran Maku

By News Express on 16/06/2014

Share on facebook Yahoo mail icon Gmail icon

Views: 2,418


Former Minister of Information and Communications, Prof. (Mrs.) Dora Nkem Akunyili, impacted on all Nigerians during her lifetime, incumbent Information Minister, Mr. Labaran Maku, has said.

Maku, who was previously a junior minister under Prof. Akunyili, was speaking when he led top officials of the ministry to pay a condolence visit at the late Amazon’s Abuja residence in Maitama.

He noted that Prof. Akunyili, who died on June 7 after a two-year battle with cancer “did her work with such passion.”

Maku described the late Prof. Akunyili as “our colleague and boss” and as “an embodiment of Nigeria.”

He said that it is not how long a person lives that matters but how well. “Some people are like Dora; they come, achieve their mission and go like a comet. It is our conviction that our sister has lived out her mission gloriously. She has impacted on everybody in this country. She is an icon, a model; women aspire to be like her,” he stated.

Comforting Prof. Akunyili’s children, the minister told them to stop grieving but to celebrate their mother, who has been adopted by the entire Nigerian nation as their mother. “This is not your loss,” he told them; “it is Nigeria’s loss.”

Maku said it was because of this that President Goodluck Jonathan took the unprecedented step of convening a special session of the Federal Executive Council in Prof. Akunyili’s honour even though she left the cabinet over three years ago. “This is usually done for those who are (serving) members of the Federal Executive Council,” the minister stated. He promised that the ministry would play an active role in Prof. Akunyili’s burial.

The delegation was received by three of Akunyili’s six children, namely, Njideka, Chidiogo and Obum, as well as some aides and close friends of the late Prof. Akunyili. The children in their responses expressed gratitude for the visit and expressed gratitude for the outpouring of love by Nigerians on the occasion of their mother’s death. They promised to do their best to keep alive her legacy and appealed to all Nigerians to help realise their mother’s wish for Nigeria to become a great and successful nation.

Prof. Akunyili, who would have turned 60 on July 14, 2014, was also a former Director-General of the National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control (NAFDAC), as well as a delegate to the on-going National Conference in Abuja. She is scheduled to be buried on August 28.

•Photo shows late Prof. Akunyili.

Source News Express

Posted 16/06/2014 8:24:11 PM

 

Share on facebook Yahoo mail icon Gmail icon


 

CLASSIFIED ADS

Let us build the most comprehensive online database of worthy and credible Nigerians from all walks of life. It is worth doing!

Loss Off Your Belly Fats, Upper Arm Fat and Body Fats In 2weeks Time.. Click HERE To Start Now!

 

You may also like...
Group demands immediate release of incarcerated blogger Chris...

New Biafra to become a reality on or...

I am not plotting Mark’s impeachment —Saraki

Yoruba Film Festival debuts November 2016 in Ife;...

Lagos Govt. vows to rid state of illegal...

Airtel scores another first, introduces single recharge card...

APC governors to sack Okorocha

50 West African universities expected in Nsukka for...

NNPC staff vow to resist sale of refineries,...

Court refuses to stop ICPC from investigating lawmaker...

Women stage protest against Lagos State Government’s plan...

Violence at Isoko police station, thugs attack journalist...

 

Latest News Breaking: Buhari back home from London today after medical vacation BREAKING NEWS: IPOB makes U-Turn, withdraws threat to stop Anambra governorship election Anambra lawyers turn against IPOB, blame Nnamdi Kanu for Ekwulobia tragedy Kwara confirms outbreak of Lassa Fever Whereabouts of 3 Bayelsa indigenes arrested by soldiers remain unknown 15 months after •Families lament Nigeria needs to return to true federalism — Anyaoku NMA charges FG to improve health sector Boko Haram steps up attacks on refugee camps in Northeast Freed Chibok girls not living in solitary confinement: FG Rain of eulogies as Justice Obaseki is buried in Benin NLC condemns attack on EFCC NiMet foresees isolated cases of rain today in South East, clouds and thunderstorms elsewhere

 

Most Read Nigerian female sex addict opens up, says ‘I like it with both men and women’ (271,628 views) NUDE PHOTO OF OMOTOLA JALADE-EKEINDE surfaces online (253,404 views) Shameless Genevieve Nnaji exposes breasts in public (205,890 views) Igbo scholar disgraces Femi Fani-Kayode •Demolishes claims on Igbo/Yoruba history with facts and figures (174,221 views) Finally named: The full list of friends of Nigerian female sex addict who prowled Facebook (172,789 views) OLUMBA OLUMBA OBU (the one who called himself God) IS DEAD (154,215 views) Breaking News: POPULAR REVEREND CONVERTS TO ISLAM in Kaduna (Nigeria) (133,565 views) THE FINAL DISGRACE: Igbo scholar unleashes more facts about Igbo/Yoruba history, finishes off Femi Fani-Kayode with second article (124,967 views) OBJ’s son reported dead in Lagos plane crash •Names of more victims emerge (117,608 views) Lagos plane crash: Journalist releases victims’ names (109,092 views) Gunmen kill ASP, 2 other police officers in vain bid to kidnap Rivers PDP chieftain (108,549 views) APC cries foul as PDP’s Fayose takes early lead in Ekiti governorship election (101,032 views)

 

Categories Advertorials (3) African Press Organisation (81) Art & Literature (27) Business (2,661) Business Verdict (19) Columnists (727) Complaints & Requests (92) Enterprise & Opportunities (172) Entertainment (351) Features (476) Global Business Monitor (170) International (1,492) Interviews (128) Live Commentary (28) Love Matters (67) News (27,559) Opinion (780) Pidgin (8) Politics (3,856) Religion (595) Sports (1,305) Stock Watch (23) AMA & Al Jazeera Global Update

 

UBA mobile app

CBN words on marble advert

 

 

Senator Adeleke on the dancing steps in London

 

APO Newsbreak logo

 

CLASSIFIED ADS

Let us build the most comprehensive online database of worthy and credible Nigerians from all walks of life. It is worth doing!

Loss Off Your Belly Fats, Upper Arm Fat and Body Fats In 2weeks Time.. Click HERE To Start Now!

GOCOP Accredited Member

GOCOP Accredited member

 

 

Africa Media Agency and Al Jazeera

Advertisement



 

 

CLASSIFIED ADS

Let us build the most comprehensive online database of worthy and credible Nigerians from all walks of life. It is worth doing!

Loss Off Your Belly Fats, Upper Arm Fat and Body Fats In 2weeks Time.. Click HERE To Start Now!