Nigerians Praise Saraki for Paying Mr Ibu’s Medical Bills
Nigerians have taken to social media to praise former Senate President Bukola Saraki for paying the medical bills of ailing Nollywood actor John Okafor, popularly known as Mr Ibu.
Mr Ibu had cried out for prayers a few days ago following his battle with an unnamed illness which may lead to the amputation of his legs.
Nigerians expressed their sympathy for the comic actor, asking well-meaning citizens and politicians to come to his aid.
Amid the worries, Saraki’s foundation announced that it has fully covered the medical expenses of the ailing actor.
The development was met with joy among Nigerians who cared for the well-being of the ailing actor.
Criticism of Peter Obi and Others
However, while many were praising Saraki’s gesture, some netizens criticized Peter Obi, accusing him of refusing to assist the actor who had supported his presidential bid.
The netizens also lampooned some self-proclaimed billionaires in the Southeast for allegedly refusing to help Mr Ibu in his trying times.
Top celebrities in the country were not left out in the dragging as Nigerians thanked God that help came from where it was least expected.
- @Muyieto: “Wow… This really a strong message to Nigerians. None see this coming! Attention was on celebrities to raise the funds. How God work beyond human understanding. Big time lesson.”
- @bukolasaraki: “Long ago we don’t have Senate president. Nigerians dey miss u. Thank u, sir.”
- @Blaton4: “A very BIG thank to Dr. Abubakar Bukola Saraki for paying off the medical bill of Mr. Ibu. May the almighty God richly bless you. Plz let others join by extending their kindness to Mr. Ibu”
- @NnamdiUdensi: “Empathy is not a skill. It comes from within. All the so called Billionaires that drinks 40years old whiskey in Igbo land were found napping on this and a man from the north came to IBU’s rescu. Thank you Dr Saraki. Your family will receive help any time they need one from God.”
- @bolaji_femmy: “A tribe that claimed to have the highest number of billionaires in the world can’t afford to save one of their own. Same thing Nwankwo Kanu said. Only Tinubu gave him millions when he needed support. I wish IBU good health. But make una stop chest beating for that area”
Saraki’s gesture has been widely praised by Nigerians, with many calling for others to extend their kindness to Mr Ibu. The incident has also sparked a debate about the role of wealthy individuals in helping those in need.