HATFIELD, United Kingdom (VOICE OF NAIJA) – The Abubakar Bukola Saraki Foundation has offset the medical expenses of popular Nollywood actor, John Okafor, aka Mr Ibu.
The foundation revealed this in a statement on their official Facebook page on Friday.
The foundation, a non-profit organisation established by Abubakar Bukola Saraki, the former senate president, is dedicated to improving poor Nigerians’ lives through various programmes and initiatives.
The exact amount of the medical bills was, however, kept secret.
The recipient of the transaction is Living Heart Limited.
According to the transaction date on the proof shared by the foundation, the money wss sent on Wednesday, the same day the comic actor solicited his fans’ prayers and financial assistance.
The statement read, “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 come forward and assist in any capacity, whether through financial contributions, moral support, or prayers.
“We wish him a swift and complete recovery.”
Mr. Ibu and his team are yet to confirm the development as of press time.