Dr Chike Akunyili: 5 Things You Need To Know The Late Former NAFDAC DG’s Husband

Dr Chike Akunyili

The death of Dr. Chike Akunyili, husband to the late Dora Nkem Akunyili, a highly acclaimed pharmacist who received over 900 awards throughout her career.

According to Wikipedia, she got the highest number of awards ever received by a Nigerian, a record that is yet to be broken to date. 

Dora was appointed NAFDAC DG in 2001 and served till 2009. Her efforts in this capacity led to increased public awareness about counterfeit drugs and more direct and purposeful surveillance at Nigerian customs.

In 2008, she was appointed Minister of Information and Communications, a position she resigned from 2 years later to contest as Senator for Anambra Central under the All Progressives Grand Alliance (APGA).

About Dr Chike Akunyili

We'll be seeing a short biography of Dr Chike Akunyili and some amazing facts you'd love to know about him:

• Dr Chike Akunyili was a medical doctor. Until his assassination, he ran St Leo’s Hospital, one of the largest hospitals in Enugu State.
• He was married to Prof. Dora Akunyili, with whom he had six children; Ijeoma, Edozie, Somto, Njideka, Chidiogo, and Obumneme and several grandchildren.
• He was a devoted Christain and a member of the Catholic church.
• Dr Akunyili graduated with first-class and spent his professional career treating citizens across the country, including many on charitable grounds.
• He was reportedly killed by some unknown gunmen at Umuoji in Idemili North LGA of Anambra State on Tuesday (28th September 2021) evening.

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