Nigerian billionaire businessman, Femi Otedola has revealed that he has taken over the responsibility to pay for the medical bills of Sadiq Daba after he was informed about his ill health online.
Femi Otedola in a document shared by Dele Momodu, said he is taking over the medical bill of Sadiq Daba like he has done to others, just to show his appreciation for the fun memories he impacted on him with his movies as a Nollywood actor, and as a broadcaster on Nigeria Television Authority (NTA).
Mr Sadiq Daba, who had been battling leukaemia and prostate cancer for the past few years, returned to Nigeria from the UK where he went for medical treatment. The ace broadcaster also revealed that he was diagnosed with prostate cancer in November 2017. This was barely months after he was hospitalised due to leukaemia, and all these were reported by one Azuka Jebose a popular journalist where Femi Otedola was said to have found the news of the ill health of Mr Sadiq Daba.
In his statement released on Sunday 21st July 2019, Femi Otedola explained why he was helping Mr Sadiq. See his statement:
“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 afte4r 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 “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 arrangement is being made to support him.
In other clines, the likes of Sadiq Daba and other such actors who more or less paved the way for the entertainment industry and the Nollywood industry in Nigeria (which is touted as the 3rd largest movie industry in the world) would be celebrated as Icons and due recognition would be accorded to them.
For me taking care of Sadiq’s medical expenses is my little way of showing appreciation and gratitude for the good memories be created for me and others in the past” he said.