Sad news is reaching us via Sahara Reporters that the Former Minister of Information and Director General of NAFDAC (National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control) Prof Dora Akunyili has passed away at the age of 59.
Until her death, the pharmacist has been battling an undisclosed by very serious illness that had left her emaciated. At the time of her death she was receiving treatment at a hospital in India.
Prof Akunyili received a lot of praise during her time as the DG of NAFDAC where she completely transformed a sector of Nigeria than had been a deplorable shape, and in so doing saved a lot of lives that would’ve been lost due to fake drugs and food.
May her soul Rest In Peace!