Contrary to the alleged rumour making the rounds that the immediate past Minister of Information and Communication, Prof. Dora Akunyili, is dead, an aide yesterday claimed that her condition “continues to improve” in an Indian hospital where she is receiving treatment.
Prof. Akunyili’s media adviser, Isaac Umunna, in a statement quoted her husband, Dr. Chike Akunyili, as saying that “she is better today than she was yesterday.”
The husband insisted that “her condition continues to get better everyday.”
Dr. Akunyili, who spoke on the phone from India last night thanked “Nigerians for their prayers for his beloved wife, urging them to continue to pray for her full recovery.”
The former minister on Sunday afternoon
thanked Nigerians, saying their prayers on her behalf are working.
She said: “I am comforted that prayers are going on for me in churches and mosques as well as in homes. God is answering the prayers
He has already healed me. I am only waiting for the physical manifestation of the healing. I’m grateful to all Nigerians. I look forward to recovering and coming back to rejoice with you all.”
Prof. Akunyili was first attended to by doctors in Abuja after she fell ill. She travelled to India the next day based on doctors’ advice for further medical attention. [The Nation]