The late Akunyili also showed an example of honesty in service, when she was the Zonal Secretary of Petroleum (Special ) Trust Fund (PTF), South-East zone. She was diagnosed of an ailment and had to travel to Britain for surgery.
She was given 17,000 pounds by the Federal Government; 12,000 pounds for surgery and 5,000 pounds for tests and other expenses. It was later discovered that she did not need… surgery, so she returned the 12,000 pounds. When she left the Federal Executive Council, she ventured into politics, a path many women and men dread. She aspired to serve her own people in Anambra as a senator of the Federal Republic of Nigeria.
“I believe in Nigeria almost in a fanatical manner, because this is a country that has made me who I am today.
…. I therefore always have that strong feeling that I can never sacrifice enough for this great country”- Prof. Dora Nkem Akunyili
Always smiling: Dora was a delegate at the National Conference. She served and loved Nigeria until she breathed her last as evident in the attached photo.
Prof. Dora in the course of her many assignments, touched the lives of many Nigerians, which explained the quality of tributes and eulogies since she died.
Dora burial will be laid to rest today.