By Peter Usman//:
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
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.
The Minister 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.