Former Super Eagles Captain and Coach, Christian Chukwu has stated that after God, the Creator in his life, the next person so important and special is Femi Otedola.
The former Enugu Rangers captain stated this when he paid a visit to the business mogul after he recovered from sickness in a London hospital.
Mr Chukwu was on May 7 flown to London for medical treatment after his health condition in Enugu got worse. Chukwu was reported very sick in April that prompted a lot of help, financially from Enugu State Government, Femi Otedola and others.
Chukwu who was on a wheelchair when he was flown to London returned last week standing upright.
On arrival, Chukwu was sighted in the company of his wife, Lilian; Sister, Mrs. Edith Motaya; representative of Mr Femi Otedola, COO ZENON Oil, Mr Philip Akinnola and his grand-daughter Adaora Ndibe.
Not unexpectedly, Mr Chukwu paid a visit to the man through whom God has given him the chance to be alive considering his condition before he was flown to London.
“Otedola has made me, I can play football again,” Chukwu said jokingly when he paid the oil mogul a visit in Lagos on Friday. “If you saw me before I left for London, you won’t believe I’ll be here talking to you.
I think I won’t be making a mistake if I say after God, it’s Otedola in my life.
“I had many complications and I couldn’t walk.
When I heard Otedola brought out money for my treatment, I marvelled because in my circle, we didn’t know him before then.
We have people with us but maybe they forgot or it’s not in their character (to help).
“I don’t know how to thank Otedola enough, God bless him.” Chukwu’s wife, Lilian, who was with him alongside his daughter and sister throughout the duration of treatment in London, also thanked Otedola for coming to their aid. “God used him to bring my husband back to life.
He (Otedola) will never lack,” Lilian stated.