Dora Akunyili’s health worsens, hospitalized in the US

DORADAILY POST – Report has it that a former Minister of Information, Professor Dora Akunyili is currently hospitalized in the United States.

According to Saturday Independent, the former NAFDAC boss is currently ill and has been receiving medical attention on the shores of America.

It would be recalled that Akunyili’s last public appearance was when she accompanied Anambra State Governor, Peter Obi, to vote in their hometown, Agulu, during the November 16 governorship election in the state, late last year.

Although rumours of her failing health broke out before the election, her condition reportedly grew worse lately, which led to her being flown out of the country.

According to insiders, before she was flown to the United States, “she has lost so much weight.”

However, details of her illness could not be ascertained as at press time on Friday.

When the paper contacted her husband, Chike Akunyili, he said his wife suffered minor health challenges but that is now okay.

“Yes, she suffered some minor health challenges but she is now okay. She is in the United States. I spoke with her today. What happened was that our son said she should come over and rest. You know all our children are abroad.

She will soon return to the country and we will show up in a public gathering. There is a couple that wants us to sponsor their wedding. Both of us will appear in public. She is now okay,” Dr. Akunyili said

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5 Comments for “Dora Akunyili’s health worsens, hospitalized in the US”

  1. Omo IFE

    What an utter arrogance ! “You know all our children are abroad”, “We are sponsoring a wedding”. These people are not ashamed of themselves. You are getting old, your children and grandchildren are absent and you are boastful of it. Sponsoring a wedding? When does that become a genuine business in Nigeria.

    I personally like Madam rebranding for all her works in NAFDAC but these stupid statements of her husband are uncalled for and unbecoming of the so called big men/women in Nigeria who think they are too big for their children to live in the country they are helping to destroy. They think That only children of the poor deserve to live and school in Nigeria. I would be too ashamed to say such when my wife was a public servant, A DG and former minister.

    Yoruba says “Omo oju tio rowo ri lo nso omo re ni Olaniyonu”

    Haba doctor Akunyili!!!

  2. chad

    Omo Ife why getting angry over a statement you are not sure of its authenticity. Besides he has not committed any offence by saying all their children are abroad.

  3. anjorin

    if it’s. minor illness why flowing to abroad for medical treatment, that shows that we don’t have better medical treatment in Nigeria.

  4. Omooba

    Interesting, Madam NAFDAC flown to America for treatment. What happened to the slogan ‘Good people great Nigerians?’ Nigerian Doctors are not good enough. They are certainly not great physicians. All the drugs in Nigeria are fake, non can effect a cure. So what is sauce for the Nigerian ordinary gooses is not sauce for the special gander of Madam NAFDAC. I rest my case.

    • Ade

      May Almighty God heal our Dora. May His holy hands touch her forehead and bring peace cure while she is recuperating in her sons home in US. While she was on active service she saved many Nigerans from the hands of death Marchants of fake drugs. All good deeds must be rewarded handsomely. Let the good people of Nigeria pray for her. Both Christians and Muslims with good heart. Oh God hear our prayers and let our cries come unto Thee.amen

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