The government of Niger has honoured Prof. Dora Akunyili with “International Active Woman Trophy” (TIFAA NIGER) for her role in the regulation of drugs in Nigeria. The award was part of activities by the Nigerien government to mark the International Women’s Day.
The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) The award was presented to her by the First Lady of Niger, Dr Issoufou Malika. Malika, who was represented by Diabu Asimi, the Deputy Speaker, National Assembly of Niger, noted that Akunyili’s fight against counterfeit medicine greatly improved the lot of women and children.
The First Lady observed that prior to Akunyili’s appointment as the Director-General of NAFDAC, women and children were worst hit by the menace of counterfeit drugs.