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Late Prof. Dora Akunyili’s husband/children write her a ‘touching’ posthumous birthday message

Late Prof Dora Akunyili who died on June 7th
in India would have turned 60 yesterday July 14th and to celebrate her,
her husband Dr
Chike Akunyili and children – Ijeoma, Edozie, Somto, Njideka, Chidiogo and Obumneme, shared a warm birthday message through her Facebook page. Read the ‘touching’ message below:
In the post titled “We miss you mum”, the family lamented
and revealed how much she was greatly missed since her passing away on
Saturday, June 7, 2014.


“Beloved Dora, You had eagerly looked forward to this day but, alas! you never lived to see it.
We
very sincerely admire the decent character in you and those dreams of a
golden future for Nigeria. For which you were ever ready to sacrifice
your life during your days as NAFDAC DG. Without good people in
politics, good leadership will
remain elusive. Thus your hunger to make Nigeria a great brand via
“Good People, Great Nation”. Your life was an enduring legacy of truth,
courage, integrity, love of your country, pursuit of excellence, love of
your family and friends, and total devotion to God. Your commitment to
any undertaking attained force and vigor that will surely travel through
the centuries.” Dr Chike wrote
“You
never held back whatever you could do for the common good. Your numerous
good deeds, infectious smiles, peaceful but firm nature, steely
personality and motherly love are all unforgettable. No amount of
darkness can overpower the candle you lit and raised high for all to
see. In pain the children and I accept your exit. He who is love hath
called thee home and bade thee thy labour cease. Thou art safe in His
eternal love and never ending peace.
Dora, lay down thy head on thy Saviour’s breast (as you usually did on mine
whenever you were extremely tired).
Nigerians all eulogise you and appreciate the numerous trees you planted for future generations to enjoy.” he concluded.
The children also wrote “We deeply love you, Mummy. It was our wish never to let you go
But when death comes, what can we do than to submit to the will of the Almighty?”
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