25th November, 2021
Chike Akunyili, the husband of late Director-General of the National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control, Prof Dora Akunyili, has been buried amidst tears.
Chike, a medical doctor before his death was buried at his Agulu home in the Anaocha Local Government Area of Anambra State on Thursday.
He was murdered by gunmen on 29th September while returning to Enugu from an event in Onitsha, Anambra State where his late wife was given a posthumous award.
Reverend Father Damian Akunonu who spoke at the burial service at Madonna Catholic Church, Agulu said there was no justification for the killing of Chike.
The cleric said the murder of Akunyili should serve as a wakeup call to both the state and federal government to restructure the security architecture of the country.
Obum Akunyili, one of Chike’s sons said though his father’s death was painful, he ( late Chike) was a fulfilled man whose children were doing great in the various areas of their calling.
He said family friends, relations and well-wishers from Canada, the United States and other countries attended the burial ceremony.
Former governor of Anambra State, Peter Obi and his wife, Margret; a former National Chairman of the All Progressives Grand Alliance, Senator Victor Umeh; the Anambra State deputy governor-elect, Dr Onyekachi Ibezim, among others were dignitaries at the ceremony.