Former Minister of Information and Communications, Prof. Dora Akunyili, has denied reports that she is critically ill of an unknown life-threatening ailment.
The Ex-NAFDAC DG made her first public appearance yesterday at the National Conference in Abuja after going through an undisclosed ailment that nearly claimed her life. Mrs Akunyili confirmed to reporters that she just came out of a major illness but she was well now and just needed time to put on some weight
In a post she made on her facebook page on Tuesday, Akunyili, who was nominated to represent Anambra State at the ongoing National Conference in Abuja, said she had since recovered from her illness and had been declared fit for the conference by her doctors.
She however did not disclose what kind of illness she just came out from, which she admitted made her “shed much weight” and needed to “regrow.”
In the post, which was titled ‘I am well, fit and ready for the National Conference’, the former minister said the claims of his persisting ailment were baseless and unfounded and attributed them to mischief makers.
The full post read, “My Dear Friends, my attention has been drawn to a story making the rounds online claiming that I am seriously sick, currently out of the country and in need of urgent prayers.
“This story is baseless, unfounded and the handiwork of mischief makers. It should be ignored and discarded in its entirety.
“As every informed Nigerian knows, I am a delegate to the National Conference currently holding in Abuja. I was duly accredited as a delegate and I am currently in attendance at the National Judicial Institute, Abuja, venue of the conference.
“While it is true that I recently came out of a major sickness, for which I thank Almighty God for delivering me, I have since been declared fit by my doctors and returned to my normal activities. I shed much weight in the course of the sickness – which is normal – but I am well now and only need time to re-grow some flesh.
“There is nothing to worry about either my health or my present stature. I know that God has kept me alive for a purpose, this National Conference being part of that purpose.