4th October, 2010
All is set for the Public Presentation of two books written by the Honourable Minister ofÂ Information and Communications, Prof. Dora Akunyili.
The books titled: The War Against Counterfeit Medicine: My Story, and Selected Speeches,Â will be unveiled on Thursday, October 7, 2010, at the Congress Hall of Transcorp Hilton,Â Abuja.
According to a statement by Francis Agbo, Special Adviser to the Minister on media, TheÂ War Against Counterfeit Medicine: My Story briefly tells the life story of Prof. Akunyil.
It also chronicles in detail, her tenure NAFDAC, the attempt on her by drug barons andÂ counterfeiters for daring to safeguard the health system, the challenges she faced, andÂ her stewardship as Director-General from 2002 to December 2008 when she was appointedÂ Minister.
The book has 416 pages and contains herÂ Selected Speeches, a compilation of some of herÂ major speeches as NAFDAC DG. The books will be presented by, Prof. Wole Soyinka while MsÂ Arunma Oteh, DG of the SEC is billed to review them.
President Goodluck Ebele JonathanÂ is billed to be the Special Guest of Honour.
The occasion is to be chaired by former Head of State, Gen. Yakubu Gowon (Rtd) withÂ Anambra State governor, Mr. Peter Obi, as Chief Host.
The event will attract several dignitaries from all sectors of the Nigerian economy.
â€”Oluokun Ayorinde/ Abuja