Back in 1998, Dora Akunyili was the South-east Zonal Secretary of the Petroleum Trust Fund [PTF], when she had to travel to the United States for health reasons. Since her death in June 2014, it has emerged that she went to the US back then to get a cancer treatment surgery.
A letter has just been released which Akunyili wrote in 1999 thanking Gen. Buhari who was then the PTF Chairman, and who had approved £17,100 for her medical treatment. In the letter, she also returns some part of the money which she did not use, and Buhari was jubilant about her honesty and personal integrity.
In the letter from late Dora to Gen Buhari, she explains that she was returning £12,000 of the £17,100 because doctors decided surgery was not needed.
In a short memo on the letter, GMB wrote:
"See above report from PTF Zonal Secretary Zone 1. You see that there are still Nigerians with personal integrity. Please take action in line with PTF financial regulations."
The current Presidential candidate for the APC party signed his memo on 10th of February, same day the letter was written.
See the full letter below, titled APPENDIX 1: Commendation letter from Ex-Head of State, General Mohammadu Buhari. It appears on page 320 in a book about Dora Akunyili's time in NAFDAC titled - The War against Counterfeit Medicine.