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Ailing Sadiq Daba smiles again as Otedola takes over medical bills
Nigerian Billionaire, Femi Otedola reportedly promised to take care of the medical bills of ailing veteran actor, Sadiq Daba.
The Billionaire, who is known extending hands to poor, especially, ailing individuals in recent time, disclosed this in a statement released July 21st.
The ailing veteran actor, Daba earlier travelled to the United Kingdom in 2017 for the treatment of Leukaemia and Prostate cancer, came back to Nigeria a few weeks after with reports that his situation was not as bad as feared.
He was recently admitted at the Lagos University Teaching Hospital for what those close to him said was chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. Reports revealed.
In his statement, Otedola 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.”
It was expected government assistance came before this noble heart, regards to roles has played in lifting Nigeria’s movie industry to third place in world rank.
Recall that in April this year, the billionaire picked up the medical bills of former Super Eagles’ coach, Christian Chukwu, who was diagnosed with prostate cancer.