John Okafor, Nigerian comic actor, aka Mr Ibu, is to be flown abroad for further treatment after five surgeries in Nigeria.
This was disclosed by his family in a statement on Mr Ibu’s Instagram page on Tuesday, October 31.
“We want to thank God and most especially the general public for their support, encouragement, and prayers during this trying period for our dad,” the statement reads in part.
“We called on good Nigerians, and we are very grateful for the response in every aspect, most especially the donations; they came in very timely and very helpful.
“So far, Daddy has gone through five successful surgeries, and he is still recovering in the ICU. Daddy is immensely grateful, and we are thankful to the general public during this phase of our lives. Thank you, and as soon as Daddy is better, he will personally acknowledge all donations, respectively.
“We are still counting on all your prayers and unwavering support as we pray he gets stabilised quickly to enable us to fly him abroad for further advanced treatment. The John Okafor family is grateful to all Nigerians.”
Earlier in October, reports have it that Abubakar Bukola Saraki Foundation cleared the medical bills of Okafor following his call for help from the hospital bed.