How aspirin caused my father’s stroke – Femi Otedola


Billionaire oil and gas magnate, Femi Otedola has spoken of how his father suffered stroke after taking fake aspirin.

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Normally, aspirin is taken regularly to prevent heart attack and stroke. But Otedola said a fake aspirin did the opposite to his dad, the former Lagos State governor, late Michael Otedola.

Otedola revealed this in his office when former Captain and Coach of the Super Eagles, Christian Chukwu, who returned to the country from London where he was treated for stroke in Wellington Hospital – all expenses paid by the billionaire businessman, paid him a thank-you-visit in his Lagos office.

Shining light on why he came to the aid of the ex-international, he said,

“I was moved when I heard about Mr. Chukwu’s situation because I remember that about 20 years ago, my father, the late Sir Michael Otedola also suffered a stroke from using fake aspirin.

“This experience has over time made me to appreciate that good medical attention can give a good and prolonged life and that was what motivated me to rise up and assist Mr. Christian Chukwu,”

Otedola was represented at the event by Acting Chief Operating Officer of Zenon Petroleum and Gas Company Limited, Mr. Phillip Akinola.

He said the philanthropy gesture set him back to the tune of N36.6m.

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