According to a report on Saharareporters, one-time Minister of Information and former Director-General of the National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control (NAFDAC), Prof Mrs Dora Akunyili is in a serious health crisis after her medical condition deteriorated during the on-going national conference.

A family friend had told SaharaReporters that Mrs. Akunyili was diagnosed with cancer and stated that she had spent several months in the US receiving treatment. And now, that Mrs. Akunyili’s condition worsened a few days ago, prompting her hospitalization at an undisclosed hospital in Abuja.

SaharaReporters called Mrs. Akunyili’s mobile telephone twice yesterday. During the first call, a female voice passed on our call to her but she abruptly hung up. During a subsequent call, the female voice said Mrs. Akunyili was sleeping, but refused to disclose her condition or specific location.

Several reports say Mrs. Akunyili had been flown to India for a round of medical treatment. However, two members of the National Conference said the former minister was hospitalized in Abuja. One of the delegates revealed that Mrs. Akunyili had not been at the confab for several weeks after she made a public address at one of the plenaries at the confab.

Last month, Mrs. Akunyili tried to douse public concerns about her health status by issuing a statement to say her doctors gave her the nod to attend the conference. She has not updated her Facebook page for a while now.


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