Former information minister Professor Dora Akunyili is responding to treatment for an undisclosed ailment in India, her media aide has said.
She was flown to India last weekend for urgent medical attention.
In a statement signed by Isaac Umunna Wednesday evening, the former director-general of National Agency for Drug and Food Administration and Control was quoted as saying: “I am touched – indeed, overwhelmed by the outpouring of love and affection by my fellow countrymen and women, as well as numerous other well wishers around the world, many of whom have not only been praying for me but have also been mobilising through the various social networks for God’s healing hands to come upon me.
“I am confident that Almighty God will hear our prayers and grant me quick recovery. I love you all and pray that Almighty God blesses you all.”
Umunna said: “She was first attended to by doctors in Abuja but had to travel to India on Sunday on their advice for further medical attention. Her husband, Dr. Chike Akunyili, who travelled with her, has spoken with me to confirm that she has started treatment and is responding well.
“Dr. Akunyili asked me to convey his appreciation and that of Dora to Nigerians and other well wishers throughout the world.”