In a heartwarming gesture of generosity, Former Senate President Dr. Abubakar Bukola Saraki has stepped forward to cover all the medical expenses of the beloved actor, Mr. John Okafor, affectionately known as Mr. Ibu. Mr. Ibu, a renowned comedic icon, had recently reached out to the public for assistance, expressing his fear of losing his legs due to an undisclosed ailment.
Responding swiftly to Mr. Ibu’s appeal, the Abubakar Bukola Saraki Foundation, led by Senate President Saraki, intervened through its charitable initiatives. Through the foundation, all of Mr. Ibu’s medical bills were completely settled. The foundation took to Twitter to share this uplifting news, stating, “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. We promptly paid off his entire medical expenses as of Wednesday.”
This noble act of kindness comes after other prominent figures, including Nigerian music stars Davido, P-Square, and Tunde Ednut, had pledged to cover Mr. Ibu’s medical costs. The unity of support from both influential individuals and ordinary citizens highlights the power of collective compassion in times of need.
The Abubakar Bukola Saraki Foundation encourages everyone capable of contributing, be it through financial donations, moral support, or prayers, to come forward and assist individuals facing health challenges. This heartening incident not only showcases the compassion and unity within the Nigerian community but also serves as a reminder of the importance of standing together to uplift those in distress.
As Mr. Ibu embarks on his journey to recovery, the nation watches with hope and sends him warm wishes for a swift and complete healing. May his story inspire others to act selflessly and make a positive difference in the lives of those in need.
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. pic.twitter.com/3XYqBwPQ7G
— ABS Foundation (@absfoundationng) October 20, 2023