Praises are pouring in for former president of the Senate of Nigeria, Bukola Saraki for clearing the medical bills of ailing actor, John Okafor otherwise known as Mr Ibu.
It is no longer news that Mr Ibu, who is currently hospitalized is in dire need of public assistance.
The veteran uploaded a distressing video during the week, showing him in a critical condition while receiving treatment at the hospital.
In the video, he shared the alarming news that he is battling a severe ailment that poses a significant risk to his limbs. In response, he made a public appeal, seeking both prayers and financial support for his medical treatment.
Following his cry for help, the actor has received support from the former Senate President who has offered to cover his medical expenses through his foundation, Bukola Saraki Foundation.
The news was made known in a statement shared on the Foundation’s Facebook page, with a screenshot of the credit alert.
The statement read, “The Abubakar Bukola Saraki Foundation is honored 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 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”.
Many took to the comment section to rain prayers and praises on him.
One Emmy Young Official wrote, “God bless Saraki
One Lijoka Akinwunmi wrote, “Bravo
One Chasa Chubuike wrote, “God bless you sir
One Cleviitzy wrote, “May God bless you Our own Senate President. Thank you sir
One Babatunde Eshosanya wrote, “I profusely pray God will continue to bless Bukola Saraki immensely beyond his imagination
One I Am Maximilly wrote, “Such a fantastic heart. What happened to Igbo billionaires in the East? Do y’all only flaunt money during events?
One Ayam Palesh wrote, “Wow, that’s so encouraging. I love the fact that it’s coming from a political person
One Oluseyi Ajijola wrote, “I must say I applaud Bukola Saraki. I didn’t really like him before but with this, he won my heart. Nothing makes me happy to see people who have the capacity to solve other people’s problems doing so
One Stanbas Ng wrote, “May God bless and replenish their AZA”.
Recall that Nigerian music sensations Davido and P-Square, along with the popular personality Tunde Ednut, have offered to cover the medical expenses of the legendary actor.
They assured Mr. Ibu that he no longer needed to make a public appeal, as they had committed to sponsoring his treatment at one of the world’s best hospitals.