The Minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed, has described the late Sadiq Daba as an iconic Thespian and a giant of his time.
The Minister was reacting to the news of the death of the broadcaster and celebrated actor, said in a statement issued in Abuja on Thursday, that the
death of Mr. Daba was a huge loss to the entertainment industry and
the nation in general.
In the statement which was signed by Mr. Segun Adeyemi, Special Assistant to the President (Media), Office of the Minister for Information and Culture, Lai Mohammed lauded the pioneering role of the deceased, alongside his contemporaries, in nurturing the Nigerian movie industry to its
present towering status as the second largest movie industry in the
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.
Lai Mohammed prayed to God to grant repose to the soul of the deceased and tog give his family the courage to bear the irreparable loss.