Akunyili for burial August 28

The burial of former Minister of Information, Prof. Dora Akunyili, has been fixed for August28, the deceased husband, Dr. Chike Akunyili, has said.

Akunyili made the announcement on Saturday during a news conference at the family’s country home in Nneogidi village, Agulu in Anaocha local council area of Anambra State.

According to him, there will be a wake keep at their Enugu residence on August 22, while a night of tributes will be held at Sheraton Hotels, Abuja, on August 25.

“Her body will leave the National Hospital, Abuja, to the family house at Rudolf Close, Maitama, Abuja, on August 26.

“There will be a Church mass at Pro-Cathedral Catholic Church, Abuja, by 10am on August 26, after which the body leaves Abuja for Enugu by 2.30pm.

“On August 27, her body arrives Holy Ghost Cathedral, Enugu, for Requiem High Mass by 9am and arrives Awka by 1pm for Anambra State Government’s activities,’’ the News Agency of Nigeria quoted the former minister’s husband as saying to journalists.