Dr. Chike Akunyili, the late husband of Dora Akunyili, former Minister of Information and Director-General of the National Agency for Food and Drug Administration Control (NAFDAC), laid in state at his home in Agulu, Anambra State, on Thursday morning.
Family members who were grieving were present to pay their respects to the deceased.
Peter Obi, a former governor of Anambra State, was also present.
The deceased’s Pontifical Requiem Mass will be held at Madonna Catholic Church in Agulu, Anambra State’s Anaocha local government area, followed by interment at his rural residence.
This was revealed in his family’s burial arrangement, which was obtained by SaharaReporters on Wednesday.
On September 29, 2021, in Anambra State, Dr. Akunyili, a medical practitioner, was slain by unknown gunmen.
The Cancellation at the Knights Temple at Holy Ghost Cathedral, Enugu, kicked off the burial activities on Thursday, November 18th.
On Friday, in-laws, friends, and well-wishers will pay condolences, and on Sunday, a thanksgiving ceremony will be held at Madonna Catholic Church in Agulu.