Chike Akunyili’s Biography: Age, Career, Children, Death, And All You Should Know About Him

Dr Chike Akunyili was famously known as husband of the late former minister of Information and director general of the National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control NAFDAC, Prof. Dora Akunyili.

He is said to be in his early 60’s.


Chike Akunyili was a doctor. He provided financial support for his wife’s pharmacology studies.
He also went with his wife Dora to India for endometrial carcinoma treatment, a disease that tragically claimed her life in 2014 when she was 59 years old.


Dr. Chike Akunyili studied medicine and surgery and was reported to have graduated with honours.
He also served as a medical practitioner in Nigeria for more than 20 years.

His Personal Life

He married Dora Nkem Akunyili, with whom he had six children and several grandchildren, many years ago. Ijeoma, Edozie, Somto, Njideka, Chidiogo, and Obumneme are their children.


His age has not been revealed yet, but he is said to be in his early 60’s.

His Death

On Tuesday 28th September, 2021 Dr. Chike Akunyili was killed by unknown assailants while he was returning from a trip to Onitsha, where he had gone to obtain a posthumous award of excellence for his late wife, and ran into the hoodlums at Nkpor who shot and killed him.

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