Femi Otedola has promised to take care of the medical bills of ailing veteran actor, Sadiq Daba.
Nigerian billionaire, Femi Otedola has promised to take care of the medical bills of ailing veteran actor, Sadiq Daba.
Otedola revealed this in a statement released on Sunday July 21st. In addition to his accolades, the billionaire mogul has also introduced philanthropy.
Firstly, Daba travelled to the United Kingdom in 2017 for the treatment of Leukaemia and Prostate cancer. According to reportsHe returned to Nigeria a few weeks after because his situation was not as bad as feared. However, the Veteran actor was recently admitted at the Lagos University Teaching Hospital for what sources close to him said was chronic obstructive pulmonary disease.
Otedola’s Statement on taking care of Sadiq Daba
Otedola’s in his statement said,
“I heard about Mr. Sadiq Daba’s health condition when it was brought to my attention through an online news story I read two days ago. I was saddened to hear that he had taken ill again after overcoming his challenges from prostate cancer just two years ago.
“From the news report, I gathered that he was rushed to the Emergency unit of LUTH after being diagnosed with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). I must say that even though I don’t know Mr. Daba personally, he is a face I am familiar with through the old TV drama production ‘Cock Crow at Dawn’ which I used to watch while growing up.
“I was moved by a sense of nostalgia and concern when I read of his medical situation recently and decided to take over his medical bills. He has been visited and arrangements are being made to support him”.
“For me, taking care of Sadiq’s medical expenses is my little way of showing appreciation and gratitude for the good memories he created for me and others in the past.”
This is not the first time the former Forte oil boss hass carried out such philanthropic act. In April this year, the billionaire picked up the medical bills of former Super Eagles’ coach, Christian Chukwu, who was diagnosed with prostate cancer. Chukwu returned to the country after his treatment in the UK on Friday July 12th, which reportedly cost Otedola N36,635,000