Billionaire mogul Femi Otedola today (Wednesday, April 24, 2019) fulfilled his promise of $50,000 to ailing football legend Christian Chukwu.
The money – to bankroll the medical treatment of former Eagles captain and later coach in London (The United Kingdom) – was presented in Enugu by Philip Akinola, the chief operating officer of Zenon Petroleum & Gas Ltd.
The governor of Enugu state Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi, chairman of Nigeria Football Federation Amaju Pinnick and renowned sports journalist Onochie Anibeze witnessed the presentation of the $50,000 (N18 million).
Christian Chukwu who’s reportedly battling prostate cancer will be flown to the United Kingdom next week.
The legendary philanthropist and oil mogul behind Forte Oil and Geregu Power Plant spoke to the Enugu governor and the ailing football legend earlier today.
“The governor just called to thank immensely. And I spoke with Christian Chukwu, too. He will be flown abroad next week. I told him he will be fine and I will make sure he’s provided with the best health services,” the billionaire told thecable.ng.
Chairman Chukwu, as he was known in his footballing days, has joined a long list of beneficiaries of Femi Otedola’s large-heartedness.
Apart from sponsoring indigent students, helping those in need has become the pastime of the Lagos businessman.
Recently, Nollywood actor Victor Olaokun who was involved in a ghastly accident and bedridden enjoyed the largesse of Otedola with a €130,000 donation! Olaokun is still receiving topmost medical care in Israel.