by crossriverwatch admin
Cross River State Governor Liyel Imoke, has described as shocking, painful and saddening, the death of former Information and Communication Minister, Professor (Mrs.) Dora Akunyili, lamenting that Nigeria has once again lost one of her gems.
Governor Imoke in a condolence message signed by his Chief Press Secretary, Mr. Christian Ita, said: “I received with a heavy heart, news of the death of our dear Dora Akunyili, who was one of the few Amazons of our time.”
Describing the late Akunyili as dogged, fearless and upright, Imoke said: “As a patriot, Dora did not only put national interest above other personal and narrow considerations, she also put her life on the line to sanitize the National Agency for Food and Drugs Administration and Control (NAFDAC).”
Continuing in the statement made available to CrossRiverWatch, Governor Imoke noted that “as a beacon of rectitude, Dora exemplified uprightness and honesty of purpose as a member of the Federal Executive Council when it was highly unthinkable to do so.”
Her death according to the Cross River State Governor is therefore “not only a great loss to her state, Anambra, but to the entire nation as her wealth of experience and service will be sorely missed, especially at this time. But we are consoled by the fact that she lived a worthy life.”
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