AKUNYILI

WOMAN WARRIOR WEDNESDAY: DORA AKUNYILI

  • A woman with high integrity who returned the sum of $12,000 granted to her employer, the Nigerian Petroleum Trust Fund for surgery in 1998.

  • No nonsense Director General of National Agency for Food and Drugs Administration and Control (NAFDAC) from 2001 to 2008, who despite threats to her life, led high-profile campaigns against ineffective drugs in Nigeria, thereby reducing incidence of fake drugs by 90%.

  • A nation builder who served as Minister of Information, and anchored the Re- branding Nigeria Project in 2008.

  • Received the highest number of awards in Nigeria with over six hundred Awards in Nigeria with over six hundred awards and recognition locally and internationally.

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Amina Zaid