Abubakar Bukola Saraki, the former president of the Nigerian Senate, has graciously covered the medical expenses of the ailing Nollywood actor, Mr Ibu.
Worried about having his legs amputated as a result of an undisclosed ailment, Mr Ibu found relief as Bukola Saraki’s foundation stepped in to settle his medical bills.
The foundation released a statement via their X official page and it reads, “The Abubakar Bukola Saraki Foundation is honoured to have extended support 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 homes over the past four decades.”
“When we learned of his recent health challenges and the financial burdens associated with his medical treatment, we felt a deep sense of responsibility to assist in any way we could. We promptly paid off his entire medical expenses as of Wednesday.”
“We encourage everyone who can to come forward and assist in any capacity, whether it’s through financial contributions, moral support, or prayers. “We wish him a swift and complete recovery.”
It is worth noting that many Nigerian celebrities like Tunde Ednut, Paul Okoye, Davido among others promised to pay off Mr Ibu’s medical bills.