A filmmaker, Sonny McDon, had in a Facebook post asked people familiar with the actor to put a call to him, “as he needed encouragement.”
He wrote: “Dear colleagues and friends in Nollywood, especially some of us that date back to NTA days, please put a call to Sadiq Daba. He needs your voice of encouragement now, please.”
But Sadiq responded to Sonny’s post saying that his condition wasn’t as bad as it was being painted.
He wrote in a comment, “I am neither dead nor dying!!! God has been and will Always be faithful to me and my plight, because that is my covenant with Him!!!!
“My doctors have been wonderful and I am responding to treatment…. My love and thanks to all those who have called to sympathise and empathise with me…. God bless you!!!!!!”
Several news outlets had reported that the Kano-born actor was dying, but the broadcaster has reassured his fans that he is not dying as he is currently responding to treatment
Similarly, other friends who said they had a private chat with him have reported via the same post that he was doing fine and recuperating in his home.