Dr. Chike Akunyili was the husband of the famous late Dora Akunyili, former Director-General of National Agency for Food & Drug Administration (NAFDAC), and minister of Information.
He came into the spotlight with his wife following her appointment as the Director-General of the NAFDAC.
Dr. Chike Akunyili has been attending public institutions and governmental events in honor of his late wife, who is held at high prestige in Nigeria.
He has six children and currently three grandkids with his wife, suggesting they had a blissful marriage.
Many luminaries from inside and beyond Nigeria, including former President Goodluck Jonathan and former Nigerian military ruler General Yakubu Gowon, attended her burial on the 27th and 28th of August, 2014.
Dr. Chike Akunyili‘s Assasination
After attending a meeting to honor his wife, Dr. Chike was gunned down on his way returning by unknown gun men in Enugu state, Nigeria.
His car was fired upon, killing him, his security guard, and his driver instantly. This act has been condemned by the State government, head of Security, and the indigenous group IPOB.
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