Veteran Broadcaster Sadiq Daba receives donation


Veteran Actor and Broadcaster, Sadiq Daba has received a donation pledge of one million Naira from the Kano state governor as part of support for his health challenges.

Ganduje made the pledge in Kano at the Best of Nollywood Awards Ceremony.

The organisers of the movie awards ceremony had presented a lifetime achievement award to the ailing Sadiq Daba when Ganduje joined the team to present the award and made the donation.

Governor Ganduje presenting the Lifetime Achievement award to Sadiq Daba and promising him a sum of N1 million at the 2019 edition of the BON Awards. [BON]

During the ceremony, Daba revealed that he was an indigene of Kano state but had lived the better part of his life in Jos, Plateau state, north central Nigeria.

The donation comes weeks after Dr. Joe Okei Odumakin made a call to Nigerians to help donate to keep the veteran actor and broadcaster alive.

About two years ago, Daba was diagnosed with Leukemia and Prostate Cancer.

In July 2019, Femi Otedola announced his decision to take responsibility for Daba’s medical fees.

In October 2019, Odumakin called on Nigerians to help Daba regain his full health after it nosedived again, necessitating Intensive Care as he was diagnosed with Chronic Pulmonary Disease.

Daba was aided by some of the celebrities at the BON Awards to receive his lifetime achievement awards before he was wheeled out in a wheelchair before the end of the ceremony.

Sadiq Daba, an ace broadcaster and veteran actor, made waves in the 1980s on Nigerian Television Authority (NTA). He was also a presenter on NTA’s premium breakfast show, AM Express.

He has featured in several TV series and was the star of Kunle Afolayan’s film, ‘October 1.’