The burial mass for the husband of late Dora Akunyili, ex-Minister of Information and Communications and former Director-General of the National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control (NAFDAC), Dr Chike Akunyili held today in his home town Agulu in Anaocha Local Government Area of Anambra.
The Burial Ceremony commenced with a requiem mass which held at Madonna Catholic Church Agulu it was presided over by the Metropolitan Archbishop of Onitsha Archdiocese, Most Reverend Valarian Okeke and assisted by four Catholic bishops and many priests before his final interment at his country home which is located beside the Zonal Laboratory of National Agency For Food and Drug Administration Agency NAFDAC in Agulu.
Late Chike Akunyili was gruesomely murdered at Afor-Nkpor in Idemili North Local Government Area of Anambra state by gunmen after attending a post-humous lecture and award hosted by an alumni association of the University of Nigeria to pay tribute to the late NAFDAC DG at Onitsha
In attendance were Governor Willie Obiano represented by the State Head of Service, Barrister Harry Uduh, Senator Victor Umeh, Anambra State Deputy Governor Elect- Dr. Onyekachukwu Ibezim, former Governor of the state Mr. Peter Obi, other government functionaries and people from various walks of life.
Late Chike Akunyili is survived by children among who is Obumnene Akunyili the Director General Anambra State Project Management and Monitoring Office.
This event saw an outpour of emotions as Dr. Chike Akunyili is a people’s person who was known for his benevolence and philanthropic nature, we pray for the repose of the soul of the deceased.