The Beautiful History of Late Professor (Mrs) Dora Nkem Akunyili, OFR, KSJI
Some refer to her as “the ‘iron lady’ with almost 1000 awards”, others say “Indomitable woman in the front line of the other war on drugs”, “The Drug Lioness” and so much big words to describe Late Professor (Mrs) Dora Nkem Akunyili (July 14, 1954 – June 7, 2014).
A beautiful soul and a forever known heroine who fought for all regardless tribe or religion. She gave her all to save the Yoruba, the Igbo and the Hausa.. that is the spirit of love, unity, patriotism and the pursuit of peace.
Today ANISZA Foundation marks her out as our WCW- Woman Crush Wednesday personality.
How much do you know about Late Professor (Mrs) Dora?
Dora Akunyili looks remarkably serene for a woman who has escaped an assassination attempt, whose family has been persecuted, and who now has eight armed guards at her side at all times.
But, as she puts it: “If I leave this job, the drug counterfeiters would emerge victorious.”
In the six years since she took over as director general of Nigeria’s National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control (Nafdac), Akunyili has waged a relentless war against fake medicine in her country.
Read all about her inspiration, journey and her achievements
Full bio: Late Professor (Mrs) Dora Nkem Akunyili
RIP dear heroine!