Dora Akunyili before the illness

Former Minister Dora Akunyili Suffers From Cervical Cancer, To Be Flown Abroad

Nigeria’s former minister of information, Dora Akunyili,  is critically ill and is set to be flown to India Saturday night, May 10, 2014.

Our sources close to family members say she is suffering from cervical cancer and has been advised by her doctor to leave for India immediately.

Mrs Akunyili also known as the iron lady during her days at NAFDAC have been suffering from cancer for a while.

The former NAFDAC boss also a delegate at the ongoing National Conference appeared at the sessions looking frail but insisted that her health condition has gotten better and can represent her state, Anambra.

See the message she wrote  below on her Facebook page following media reports about the state of her health…

Dora Akunyili at the National Conference
Dora Akunyili at the National Conference

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. For the avoidance of doubt, I am well now, fit, strong enough and ready for this all-important National Conference and I look forward to collaborating with other delegates to chart the way for a better Nigeria. 

I thank all my friends for their love and prayers. May Almighty God bless and reward you.


We wish her well and speedy recovery..

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