The AREWA Consultative Forum (ACF) is in deep sorrow over the death of Dora Maude Miller-Akanya, who passed on at 90 years of age.
The deceased is sister to the late Northern musician, Bala Miller, and descendant of the Miller family that contributed to the growth of Christianity in Wusasa, Zaria, Kaduna State.
National Publicity Secretary of ACF, Prof. Tukur Muhammad-Baba, stated recently, “In what appears to be an unending season of death of iconic elders and trailblazers from this part of Nigeria, ACF has learned about the passing of Mrs. Dora Miller-Akanya, aged 90, and who will be buried on December 1, 2023, at Wusasa.
“ACF is in a deep mourning mood. But in total submission to the will of God, ACF will remain consoled that Mrs. Miller-Akanya lived and enjoyed a fulfilled and exemplary life worthy of emulation.”
According to Mohammed-Baba, the deceased was certainly a lady that embodied grace, confidence, class and elegance without flamboyance in behaviour and comportment.
He added: “Born into the famous Miller family of old Zaria City and then Wusasa, Mrs. Miller-Akanya was, together with her equally late twin sister, Jummai Jarma, one of the very first females from this part of the country to acquire western education.
“She then went on to enjoy high profile life as a public and civil servant, blazing the trail for females, mentoring many and being first, in the records, for her gender in many appointments and other engagements.”
While condoling with the family and friends of the late Miller-Akanya, the people of Zaria City and Wusasa as well as the government and people of Kaduna and indeed Nigeria as a whole, ACF prayed to God to grant her eternal rest.