“She Went To Adeboye, She Went To Who Is Who”- Dora Akunyili’s Son Recounts How Nigerian Pastors “Milked” His Mother When She Had Stage 4 Cancer 


Hon. Obumnaeme Akunyili, the son of former NAFDAC DG Dora Akunyili and Dr. Chike Akunyili, has opened up about the illness that led to his mother’s demise.

Obumnaeme, the Director-General of the Anambra State Project Monitoring and Management Office, revealed that when his mum was diagnosed with stage 4 cancer, she visited some renowned Nigerian preachers in a quest to get healed, but most of them used the opportunity to “milk” her while giving her unrealistic expectations.

He said: “I saw the hustle. I feel like, how you tell your friend when there’s a job, I feel when there’s a public figure, all these pastors, their friends are like, ‘there’s this woman that is dying, we need to go and milk that puppy’.

He continued: “So, I felt it was a racket. In Nigeria, we don’t call it crime or anything, but I felt there was a hustle.”

He disclosed that his mother spent millions and sowed all the seeds in the hopes of being healed by the religious leaders she consulted.

Dora Akunyili, he added, battled for her life because she sensed her mission here was incomplete.

He told Chude Jidonwo during an interview: “She went to, is it Pastor Adeboye’s place in Lagos for like a week? The whole shebang. She came back and said they need to do a scan that God has healed her. 

“And I remember my father was crying when he was taking her to do the scan. He knew what they would see. And he wasn’t trying to shut it down, he was trying to dampen expectations.

“But my mum, you know how someone is like ‘God has healed me’. And they go and they see the mass of the cancer there, grown larger, and my mum just became a shell for like three days.

“And you just see someone, a larger-than-life figure just whittling away every day.”

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