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NAFDAC: ‘Our Mother Died In Vain’, Late Dora Akunyili’s Son

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Mr. Edozie Akunyili who is a son of a former Director-General of the National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control (NAFDAC), late Dora Akunyili, has expressed deep concerns about the sacrifices his family made for Nigeria, questioning their worth.

Edozie made this assertion in a statement via his X (formerly Twitter) handle which was sighted by The Eastern Updates in the wake of outrage over the growing prevalence of counterfeit consumer goods in markets and stores across the country.

He stated, ‘Exactly. Nobody has sacrificed more for Nigeria than our family and yet we constantly ask ourselves if it was worth it?

“We would give anything to have our parents with us but Naija moves on with corruption and impunity from the top down seen as normalcy.

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‘Sadly, she died because she was so engrossed in her work for NAFDAC that she delayed her fibroid hysterectomy for years, which later was found to be cancerous.

‘When I see all the lies, corruption and dirty politics, it pains me that we lost our mother for nothing! Was it worth it?’

The Eastern Updates recalls that Dora Akunyili died at a specialist cancer hospital in India on June 7, 2014 after a two-year battle with uterine cancer.

NAFDAC had yesterday finally unsealed the Eziukwu Road Market in Aba, after signing a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU), with its leadership which promised not to allow people use the location as fake products manufacturing centres.

Recall that earlier in the week, NAFDAC officials from the agency’s regional headquarters in Enugu stormed the market, sealing it off and barring customers and store owners from entering. They were looking into allegations of high-level product adulteration by some vendors who were allegedly using their stores as production facilities for phoney consumables.

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