Information Minister Mourns Sadiq Daba, Calls Him An Iconic Thespian

Lai Mourns Sadiq Daba, Calls Him An Iconic ThespianNewsdiaryonline

Yemisi Izuora

The Minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed, has

mourned the demise of Mr. Sadiq Daba, describing him as an iconic

thespian/broadcaster and a giant of his time.

In a statement issued in Abuja on Thursday, the Minister said the

death of Mr. Daba was a huge loss to the entertainment industry and

the nation in general.

He lauded the pioneering role of the deceased, along with his

contemporaries, in nurturing the Nigerian movie industry to its

present towering status as the second largest movie industry in the

world.

Alhaji Mohammed recalled his attendance of the premiere of the

Nollywood/Nigerian Air Force movie, Eagle Wings, in which Mr. Daba

made a cameo appearance in spite of his health challenges, and said

the deceased was a role model, who created a path for many movie stars

who rose from obscurity to stardom.

He condoled with the family of the deceased, as well as

his colleagues and the movie industry in general, urging them to take

solace in the fact that his legacy is assured because of his

monumental success in his chosen fields.

He prayed to God to grant repose to the soul of the deceased and to

give his family the courage to bear the irreparable loss.

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