Veteran broadcaster and actor, Sadiq Daba, has been laid to rest at a cemetery in Agege, Lagos.
The former staff of the Nigerian Television Authority (NTA) died on Wednesday after a long battle with leukemia and prostate cancer.
The actor starred in Cock Crow At Dawn, October 1, Citation, and many other top movies.
He is survived by his wife, two children, and grandchildren.
Announcing his death in a tweet via its Twitter handle, the NTA said, “Sad News; Veteran broadcaster and Nollywood actor Sadiq Daba is dead. He died this evening (Wednesday) after a long and excruciating battle with leukemia and prostate cancer. May His Gentle Soul Rest in Perfect Peace #RIPSadiqDaba.”
Meanwhile, President Muhammadu Buhari has directed the Nigeria Immigration Service (NIS) to improve surveillance and control around the nation’s borders.
He directed the service to ensure that criminals do not find Nigeria as a safe haven to hide and perpetuate their criminality.
According to a statement on Thursday by his Special Adviser on Media and Publicity, Femi Adesina, the President gave the directive in his speech at the virtual inauguration of the NIS Technology Building.
The President was quoted as also instructing all security agencies to raise their performance in protecting lives and property, with a mandate that the country’s Global Security Index must be improved.
Buhari promised that his government will give the needed support for NIS operations.
He also urged the NIS to collaborate with international security organisations like INTERPOL in safeguarding the borders.
He said, “As a security agency, I charge you to be relentless in carrying out your statutory duties of keeping our borders safe while you ensure that criminal elements don’t find Nigeria as a safe haven to hide and perpetrate their criminality.
“I urge you to actively collaborate with international security organisations like the INTERPOL, in safeguarding our borders. Remember that a safe border is a prerequisite for a safe nation.
“You must develop strong working relationships and ties with the international community and friendly nations as it relates to migration management; adopt and implement workable strategies from them while also sharing your best practices.
“Frontline workers and operators should remember that they are our windows to the world. They must show the best face of Nigeria at all times.”
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The moment Sadiq Daba was finally laid to rest this afternoon pic.twitter.com/x2HIRMWQYn
— Naija (@Naija_PR) March 4, 2021
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