Minister of Information and Culture, Lai Mohammed, has
mourned the demise of Sadiq Daba, describing him as an iconic thespian broadcaster and a giant of his time.
In a statement signed by Segun Adeyemi, special assistant the Minister said the
death of Mr. Daba is 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.
Lai 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.
The deceased was a role model, who created a path for many movie stars
who rose from obscurity to stardom.
Lai Mohammed 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.