Professor Dora Akunyili is not dead. An online magazine earlier reported that she died and the news went viral on the social media. The former NAFDAC boss and ex-Minister of Information all emaciated in the ungoing National Conference shocked Nigerians. Akunyili’s media aide wrote:
“Pls disregard the rumour about Prof. Dora Akunyili’s purported death. It’s the same baseless rumour circulated every 2/3 days by some people for reasons best known to them. They have been at this for about 4 weeks now and are likely to continue, since they apparently derive pleasure from doing so. The situation, as confirmed by former Anambra Governor Peter Obi, who visited Dora in the hospital earlier this week, is that she is getting better. Thank you all. -Isaac Umunna, Media Adviser to Prof. Dora Akunyili, Lagos, May 30, 2014.”
Isaac Umunna, Media Adviser to Prof. Dora Akinyili posted this comment on her Facebook page. Rumour has it that Dora Akunyili is under going treatment for an undisclosed ailment in India.