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.