The medical expenses of the beloved Nollywood actor, John Okafor, widely recognized as Mr. Ibu, have been entirely covered by the Abubakar Bukola Saraki Foundation. This generous gesture was announced via a statement posted on the foundation’s Facebook page last Friday.
The statement expressed, “The Abubakar Bukola Saraki Foundation is privileged to have provided assistance to Mr. John Okafor, also known as Mr. Ibu, a renowned comedic icon who has graced our screens and brought joy and laughter to countless households for the past four decades.”
“When we became aware of his recent health challenges and the financial burdens associated with his medical treatment, we felt a profound duty to offer support in any way we could. We promptly settled his entire medical bills as of Wednesday.”
“We encourage anyone who is able to step forward and provide support in any capacity, whether through financial contributions, moral encouragement, or prayers.”
“We wish him a speedy and complete recovery.”
On Wednesday, Mr. Ibu had turned to social media, appealing to Nigerians for financial assistance for his medical treatment. He confirmed that he is grappling with a severe illness that could potentially jeopardize his ability to walk.
The video he shared included the caption: “Dear compassionate people of Nigeria, we are relying on your support at this critical moment when we need it the most. Access Bank 1685687982. John Ikechukwu Okafor.”