The remains of late Professor Dora Nkem Akunyili were laid to rest, Thursday after a funeral Mass at Madonna Catholic Church Agulu, Anaocha LGA, Anambra State.
The Mass was presided over by His Eminence, Francis Cardinal Arinze assisted by several Archbishops, bishops and priests from various dioceses in Nigeria.
Among the concelebrants were John Cardinal Onaiyekan, Archbishop of Abuja and Archbishop Anthony Obinna of Owerri (who hosted Prof. Dora Akunyili in 2007 when she delivered the Odenigbo Lecture)
In his homily, the Very Rev. Fr. Damian Peter Akpunonu of the Blessed Iwene Tansi Seminary Onitsha extolled the late Minister’s virtues, service accomplishments and selfless service delivery to mankind while alive.
The funeral was attended by state governors, members of the National and State assemblies, Ministers and captains of Industry