Dora Akunyili

Politician

1954 –

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Who is Dora Akunyili?

Dora Nkem Akunyili is the former Director General of National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control of Nigeria and former Nigerian Minister of Information and Communications. She is a pharmacist and governmental administrator who has gained international recognition and won hundreds of awards for her work in pharmacology, public health and human rights.

Akunyili ran for election as Senator for Anambra Central on the All Progressive Grand Alliance[APGA] platform in April 2011 but was defeated by Chris Ngige of the Action Congress of Nigeria. She immediately sent a petition to the Independent National Electoral Commission disputing the result.

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Born
Jul 14, 1954
Makurdi
Nationality
  • Nigeria
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Submitted
on July 23, 2013

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