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 .