Nigerian billionaire, Femi Otedola on Tuesday assured the public that money would not stop former Nigeria captain Christian Chukwu from getting adequate medical and post-medical care.
The Nigeria Football Federation officials confirmed on Wednesday that the Chairman of Forte Oil, who had earlier made a contribution of $50,000 to the medical care of the 1980 Africa Cup of Nations-winning team captain made this statement when he paid Chukwu a visit at the Wellington Hospital, Circus Road, St. John’s Woods in London.
“I want to thank you for your effort regarding the medical attention to our beloved ‘Chairman’. Please continue to do your best. I want to say here and now, and for the avoidance of doubt, that money will not be an impediment to his treatment,” Otedola was quoted as saying.
Also present during the visit were President of the Nigeria Football Federation, Amaju Melvin Pinnick and Chukwu’s wife, Lilian Nkeiruka.
Dr. Leye Ajayi, a renowned urologist who was also consultant to Otedola’s late father, Sir Michael Otedola, as well as Dr. Katherine Piggott (an oncologist) and Dr. Evadney Keith (a cardiologist) form the medical crew taking care of the former Super Eagles’ coach, who also coached the team between 2002 and 2005.