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Former Editor-in-Chief of NAN, Peter Idonije critically sick, needs assistance for kidney transplant

Former Editor-in-Chief of News Agency of Nigeria (NAN), Peter Idonije Obakhedo is critically sick, he is appealing to public spirited Nigerians for a N15 million assistance to enable him undergo a kidney transplant, The Guarding reported on Monday.

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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 60-year-old former 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.

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“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.

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The donations can be made to Access Bank Nigeria, Catherine Obakhedo, with account number 0065444380, or contact the following lines: 08028929240 and 09053895217.

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