‘I just recovered from a major illness’: Former Minister Dora Akunyili Says...

‘I just recovered from a major illness’: Former Minister Dora Akunyili Says She’s Ready To Join National Confab

By Ekemini Ekwere | News Reporter on March 24, 2014
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13 Oct 2005, Abuja, Nigeria --- Prof. Dora Ankunyili, center, General Director of Nigeria's National Agency For Food And Drug Administration and Control is escorted from her office by Nigerian police officers in Abuja. | Ed Kashi/Corbis

Former minister of information and communication, Dora Nkem Akunyili has released a statement saying she has recovered from an illness that has kept her bed ridden for many months.

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The former NAFDAC boss has been away from the public scene since November 2013 due to health challenges.

Akunyili, who was nominated for the ongoing National Conference, has said in a statement published by popular blogger and broadcast journalist Chris Kehinde Nwandu on his blog CKN Nigeria, that she is back on her feet and will be joining the conference soon.

“I just came out of a major sickness, for which I thank Almighty God for delivering me. I am well now but only need time to put on more weight. However, I am strong enough for this Conference and I look forward to collaborating with other delegates to chart the way for a better Nigeria,” Akunyili reportedly said.

Read her entire statement below:

Thank you for your enquiry. There is a saying in Igboland that goes this way: “Let the sickness take the flesh but leave the bones because with time the bones would grow new flesh.”
I just came out of a major sickness, for which I thank Almighty God for delivering me. I know that God did that for a purpose, this National Conference being part of that purpose. I am well now but only need time to put on more weight. However, I am strong enough for this Conference and I look forward to collaborating with other delegates to chart the way for a better Nigeria.
Thank you.
PROF. DORA AKUNYILI, OFR
National Conference Delegate
Fmr Minister of Information & Communications
Abuja, March 24, 2014

 Editor’s Note: This article has been updated to include the full text of Akunyili’s statement and where it was published.

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