Veteran Nollywood comic actor John Okafor better known as Mr. Ibu, is scheduled for further treatment abroad after undergoing five surgeries in Nigeria.
Weeks ago, the veteran actor turned to social media to solicit public aid as he confronted a health condition that may lead to the amputation of his leg.
Speaking about the gravity of his ailment, he disclosed that his doctors have warned him that amputation might be the last resort if all other options are exhausted.
However, in a statement shared via Instagram, Mr Ibu’s family disclosed that he has undergone five successful surgeries and that he is scheduled for further treatment abroad.
They added that they appreciated the donations received from Nigerians.
Below is the statement
“We want to thank God and most especially the general public for their support, encouragement, and prayers during this trying period for our dad. 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.”