By Emmanuel Chigbata
The burial mass for the husband of late Dora Akunyili, ex-Minister of Information and Communications and former Director-General of the National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control (NAFDAC), Dr Chike Akunyili, is currently ongoing at Madonna Catholic Church Agulu.
Late Chike Akunyili was gruesomely murdered at Afor-Nkpor in Idemili North Local Government Area of Anambra state by gunmen after attending a post-humous lecture and award hosted by an alumni association of the University of Nigeria to pay tribute to the late NAFDAC DG at Onitsha
He hailed from Agulu community in the Anaocha Local Government Area of the state.
The funeral of the deceased commenced with a pontifical requiem mass at Madonna Catholic Church Agulu, presided over by the Metropolitan Archbishop of Onitsha Archdiocese, Most Reverend Valarian Okeke and assisted by four Catholic bishops and many priests.
In attendance were Governor Willie Obiano represented by the State Head of Service, Barrister Harry Uduh, Senator Victor Umeh, Anambra State Deputy Governor Elect- Dr. Onyekachukwu Ibezim, former Governor of the state Mr. Peter Obi, other government functionaries and people from various walks of life.
Late Chike Akunyili is survived by children.