The family of the former Editor-in-Chief of the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN), Peter Idonije Obakhedo, has appealed to public spirited Nigerians for a N15 million assistance to enable him undergo a kidney transplant.
The journalist is currently bed-ridden at the Lagos University Teaching Hospital (LUTH).
Speaking to newsmen, the wife of the retired journalist, Catherine Obakhedo, said he has been diagnosed with stage-five chronic kidney disease, which is secondary diabetic nephropathy.
According to her, the former 60-year-old editor-in-chief has been undergoing dialysis twice a week since 2020 in addition to accompanying medication, which has taken a toll on the family’s financial status.
“This ailment has plundered our entire resources and savings. He needs to undergo a kidney transplant to enable him live a normal life,” she said.
The N15 million would cover the kidney transplant surgery together with pre and post-surgical treatments.
She appealed for financial assistance from well-meaning Nigerians and the global community to assist the family to raise the money for his treatment.
The donations can be made to Access Bank Nigeria, Catherine Obakhedo, with account number 0065444380, or contact the following lines: 08028929240 and 09053895217.