Dora Akunyili

Dora Nkem Akunyili (* July 14, 1954 in Makurdi, Nigeria ), since December 17, 2008 "Minister of Information and Communications " of Nigeria. She was formerly Director of the National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control, NAFDAC in Nigeria. Associated with this story is her fight against counterfeit drugs and food safety. She was Professor of Pharmacology at the University of Nigeria in Nsukka ( UNN ).


Akunyili was born on July 14, 1954 in Makurdi in Benue State Nigeria au, the daughter of Paul Young Edemobi. In her parents' house she was raised Catholic. She married Dr. JC Akunyili, with whom she has six children. Your bachelor's degree in pharmacy, they receive 1978 and 1985 a Ph.D. the UNN. Since 1989 she worked as a post-doctoral researcher at the University of London.

1995 Akunyili Secrétaire you fund pétrolier spécial pour l'aide aux démunis, a special fund for the support of the poor. She is a professor at the UNN in 2000 and 2001 as Head of NAFDAC.