The Abubakar Bukola Saraki Foundation has paid for the whole medical bill of famed Nollywood actor John Okafor, also known as Mr. Ibu.
ABS Foundation is a non-profit organization founded by former Senate President Abubakar Bukola Saraki.
Through a number of programs and projects, the foundation is dedicated to improving the lives of disadvantaged Nigerians.
On Wednesday, the legendary actor resorted to Instagram to request financial assistance.
Since a video of Ibu on his sickbed went viral, various people have proclaimed their support for the ailing actor.
This was made known in a statement shared on the foundation’s X page on Friday.
The statement said, “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.
The Abubakar Bukola Saraki Foundation has fully covered the medical expenses of the renowned Nollywood actor, John Okafor, popularly known as Mr. Ibu.
“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.”
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
Shehu Sani, a Nigerian senator, had stated that he would raise the attention of important Nigerians to Ibu’s suffering.
The musician, Paul Okoye, also urged his colleagues and followers to support the actor.