In memory of late Prof. Dora Akunyili – By Joi John

with prof dora
I had the opportunity to meet with late Prof. Dora Akunyili last year in April. Beautiful soul! She was down to earth and excited about my work. Her feedback on the South-East Blog ( was encouraging. I felt honoured.

We discussed the growing concerns about quality and reliability of medicines around the world.

On her political aspirations, she told me she had made up her mind to re-contest the Anambra Central senate seat again in 2015 . Prof. Akunyili as you can see in this photo was hale and hearty. Very lively! Who would have thought that by August 28th, 2014, she would be committed to mother earth?

Nigeria has yet again lost one of her finest!. A wake up call to all of us that we are only visitors on this earth.

Sleep peacefully, Prof.Akunyili. Thank you for all you did for Nigeria. You are in a better place free of pain and suffering. Now, rest with the angels. Adieu.


Joi John



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