THE CATHOLIC ARCHDIOCESE OF OWERRI AND THE ODENIGBO LECTURE COMMITTEE MOURN A BELOVED FRIEND OF THE ARCHDIOCESE AND THE 12TH ODENIGBO LAUREATE
His Grace, Archbishop Anthony J.V. Obinna, the entire Catholic faithful of the Catholic Archdiocese of Owerri and the Odenigbo Lecture Committee commiserate with the family of Dr. Chike Akunyili of Agulu, Anambra State and all lovers of peace and justice the world over on the demise of the iconic drugs enforcement trailblazer and the 12th Odenigbo Laureate, Odee Prof. Dora Akunyili, who has been called home to the great beyond.
The theme of her highly celebrated 2007 lecture – ‘Ogwudiire: Ezi Nka na Nruru aka’ was emblematic of her life of activism for the purification of the Nigerian fake drugs Augean stable.
We will treasure her forever as an Odee and a great woman of faith, justice, development and peace. We pray that God may grant her the beatific vision and comfort her family. As we prepare to inter her mortal remains, we pray also that God may spare Nigeria from the scourge of fake and sub-standard drugs and other products.
May her gentle soul rest in perfect peace. Amen.
Mr. Paschal Ihemedu
Chairman Odenigbo Committee
Rev. Fr. Dr. Alphonsus Oha