Vice President Yemi Osinbajo has donated the sum of N 1 m to ailing comic actor , Babatunde Omidina , a . k. a Baba Suwe .Osinbajo made the donation on Thursday through the Youth Organising Secretary of the All Progressives Congress , Idris Aregbe , who paid a visit to the actor in his residence at the Ikorodu area of Lagos and also offered prayers to him on behalf of the Vice President .
In his reaction , a visibly excited Baba Suwe commended Osinbajo for his kind gesture. He described the gesture as a timely response to his call for financial assistance from well – meaning Nigerians. The actor also told the visitors that he needs the sum of N 10 m for his treatment abroad .
With this , Osinbajo has joined other Nigerians, including fans , colleagues and friends of Baba Suwe , who have made donations towards the actor ’ s treatment for Diabetes and associated ailments.
Baba Suwe ’ s long – time aide and award -winning actor , Yomi Fabiyi , had earlier , in a message posted on Instagram , disclosed that some people had responded to calls to donate funds for the actor ’ s treatment .
He had written , “ Colleagues , such as Liz Anjorin, Iyabo Ojo , Adekaz Films and Marketing , Wale Olaleye and a few others who confirmed deposits and invariably sent some evidence to me. I am equally aware that the national executive of the Theatre and Movies Practitioners Association of Nigeria had sent a delegation through its Lagos Chapter and they will come up with something shortly . All other NGOs are well appreciated .
“ Other colleagues and fans of Baba Suwe are also mobilising for funds . Things are looking up . I must commend all those that have visited him at home and donated cash , including Kazeem Abimbola ( Jigan Babaoja ) and Uncle Kola Olootu , the iconic broadcaster . ”
Fabiyi also said that due to additional complications in Baba Suwe ’ s health, it had become necessary to re – evaluate his condition and to review the cost of treating him abroad to avoid discrepancies .
“ As the situation stands , the actor requires urgent medical attention , the cost of which will run into several millions of naira. Flying him out of the country as soon as possible is top priority . We assure Nigerians that the funds realised will be judiciously used .
“ In the mean time , Baba Suwe and his family are eternally grateful for the extreme show of love and duty of care from all his fans , colleagues and well wishers at home and abroad within such a short time , ” he added .DON'T MISS: Download Edujandon.com News app and get latest news updates directly to your phone!