The body of the late Prof. Dora Akunyili, is expected to arrive Nigeria before Friday, according to family sources.
The Media Adviser to the former Minister of Information and Communications, Mr. Isaac Umunna, told our correspondent that Akunyili’s husband, Chike and her brother, Dr. Anayo Edemobi, confirmed to him on Monday that her remains will be flown in before the end of the week.
He said Dora’s husband and her brother said the body could have been flown in earlier.
“But because yesterday was Sunday, it wasn’t a working day, the plans were delayed,” Umunna said.
Umunna however said that no discussion has yet taken place about the programme for her burial because a lot of consultations will have to be held before a programme can be drawn up.
“As you can see from the mood of the people, all Nigerians have come to claim her as their own and Nigerians will be consulted before the programme will be drafted.
“There will be meetings with Anambra State Government, the Federal Government and other significant bodies that Prof. has served.
“One man alone will not decide when she will be buried,” he said.
Meanwhile, registers as at Monday had not been opened by Anambra State Government for sympathisers to sign in their condolences for the late Akunyili.
Source: Punch


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