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Sick Journalist Begs Delta State Government For Financial Assistance

The former Assistant Editor of the Concord Newspaper, Mr. Richard Igie who is battling with disease associated with “kidney failure” and “prostrate cancer” has sent an SOS to the Delta State Governmen.

The journalists is seeking for financial assistance to enable him seek proper medical treatment within Nigeria or outside the Country.

Ogie stated that he had spent close to three million naira on drugs.

Ogie is also appealing to the government to help with the payment of the school fees of his four children, as well as his house rent. He made the appeal when the Nigeria Union of Journalists, NUJ, Delta State Council led by Comrade Michael Ikeogwu and other senior members of the profession paid him a visit in Warri.

He noted that there were lots of debt hanging on his neck as a result of the money he borrowed just to seek medication.

Ogie stated that the illness started with irregular urination from his male organ as well as excreta stressing that,”I have been down for close to three months now.”

Mr. Richard Ogie started his journalism career over thirty years ago. 

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