A former Editor-In-Chief of the News Agency of Nigeria(NAN), Mr Peter Idonije Obakhedo, has been diagnosed as a stage 5 patient of chronic kidney disease, secondary to diabetec nephropathy.
Following series of medical tests, the NAN retiree is left with no choice than to undergo kidney transplant for him to live a normal life.
Sadly, the ailment has eaten deep into the financial base of the Obakhedo’s family, running into millions of naira, as the renowned journalist had been battling with the health crisis for sometime.
Obakhedo needs fifteen million naira (N15,000,000.00) for kidney transplant surgery which also covers the pre and post surgical treatment if he must live.
The 60-year old has been going through dialysis twice weekly since May 2020 and can no longer afford the cost, being a retiree.
Against this backdrop, the Nigeria Union of Journalists (NUJ) Lagos State Council calls on well-meaning Nigerians both at home and abroad, corporate organisations and philanthropists to come to the aid of the former NAN boss, Mr Peter Idonije Obakhedo, by donating some funds for a surgery Obakhedo will go through.
It is our prayer that God in His infinite mercy will heal Obakhedo.(Amen)
Kindly note that all donations should be sent to his wife’s account.
Account Name: Catherine Obakhedo
Access Bank Nigeria Plc,
Account Number: 0065444380
Tel: (234)8028929240 or (234)9053895217.
Thanking you in anticipation of a positive response as we pray for God’s blessings for all.
Adeleye Ajayi Tunde Olalere
NUJ Lagos State Council NUJ Lagos State Council