Nigeria’s Federal Executive Council on Wednesday held a special session in honour of the late former Minister of Information, Professor Dora Akunyili, who died on Saturday in India.
Professor Akunyili died in a Specialist Cancer Hospital in India after a two-year battle with cancer.
The council meeting presided over by President Goodluck Jonathan had the Vice President, Namadi Sambo and several ministers in attendance.
They took turns to eulogise late Professor Akunyili, describing her as an honest woman whose life impacted positively on Nigerians.
President Jonathan described her as a role model for modern day women and prayed that God would grant her soul eternal rest.
President Goodluck Jonathan said the first impression he had of the late former boss of the National Agency for Foods and Drugs Administration (NAFDAC), Professor Akunyili, was the way she dressed as a typical Nigerian.