has been bastardised, one man that truly merits that title is actor,
Sadiq Daba. Sadly, he is not having the best of times and enjoying the
acclaim that a true veteran deserves.
cancer. This is coming barely months after the actor was hospitalised
for months due to leukemia.
through to him during the week to find out how he was doing. “Right
now, I have a catheter inserted into my penis to ease the movement of
urine. I have been in and out of hospitals for a while now. Next week, I
also have to go for a biopsy to determine if I would need to do a major
surgery. I have leukemia to battle with, then this prostate issue comes
in. The pain is just too much for me,” he stated, explaining his
journey so far.
LASUTH and OAUTH and the doctors have been wonderful. I was told that
one of the side effects of the surgery is that my testicles would have
to be removed. That means I would be castrated and I don’t think I want
that. The other option is that I would have to take injections that
would cost N150,000 every two months, and I have to take it for about
two years. You can imagine what the total cost would be,” he added.
have been helpful to him, Daba said, “A few of my colleagues have been
wonderful; they have tried to help as much as they can. The DGs of NTA,
Censors Board, and the president of PMAN have also been of help. I can’t
start carrying bowls and be going all about the place begging for
money. I believe I have paid my dues. For those who know about my
situation and want to help, they are welcome. Everything that I have to
do is tied to money. There is no drug that is cheap.”