The Wife of the President, Aisha Buhari, on Friday eulogised former Director- General, National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control (NAFDAC), the late Prof. Dora Akunyili.
She described Akunyili as a very dedicated, hardworking and transparent in her service years while speaking at the 25th anniversary of the Agency in Abuja.
The wife of the president said her family became interested in the affairs of Akunyili during her days at the Petroleum Trust Fund, because of her transparent, hard work and dedication to service.
“She was hardworking, transparent and dedicated to her duties and Nigeria will continue to miss her valuable contributions to national development,” she said.
The wife of the president also said late Akunyili was a firm believer in President Muhammadu Buhari’s vision for a corruption-free society, adding that the deceased contributed immensely to shaping the destiny of NAFDAC.
“My family and I actually became interested in the affairs of NAFDAC through my intimacy with late Prof. Dora Akunyili. A close relationship forged when she worked with my husband, who was the Chairman of the then Petroleum Trust Fund.
“May her soul continue to rest in peace.”
The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that late Akunyili was also Minister of Information and Communications.
She received national and international recognitions due to her significant contributions to the development of pharmaceutical industries in Nigeria.