The prestigious Women Development Center, Awka, Anambra State has been renamed as the Prof. Dora Akunyili Women Development Center, Awka as part of a well organised effort to immortalize the former Minister of Information and NAFDAC Director General, who fell to cancer last year.
The renaming of the Center came after a........
memorial mass that was attended by prominent citizens like former Vice President Dr. Alex Ekwueme, former National Chairman of APGA, Chief Victor Umeh, PDP Women Leader, Iyom Josephine Aneni, Chief Executive of the National Center for Women Development, Onyeka Onwenu, as well as key members of the Anambra State Executive Council.
Remembering the late Amazon in a brief speech titled, “Immortalizing Prof. Dora Akunyili,” Anambra State Governor, Chief Willie Obiano, described her as a beloved sister, daughter, wife, mother, teacher, moralist, crusader, role model, merchant of hope and angel of light, pointing out that in gathering to immortalize her, Ndi Anambra were simply trying to remind themselves that “the greatest legacy a man or woman can leave is a good name. “Brothers and sisters, we are gathered here to affirm the wise saying of our elders that ezi afa ka ego – a good name is better than gold!”
Nice One Governor! May God continue to to bless your departed soul Sister Dora Akunyili!
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