Nigerian comic actor, John Okafor, popularly known as Mr. Ibu, is facing severe health challenges, according to the Actors Guild of Nigeria (AGN). Recently, it was revealed that Mr. Ibu has undergone another leg amputation and is struggling to communicate. The AGN National President, Dr. Emeka Rollas, expressed concern not only for Mr. Ibu but also for another veteran actor, Amaechi Muonagor, who has been hospitalized for over two months.
The AGN president provided an update, stating that Mr. Ibu, after undergoing seven surgeries, had to undergo leg amputation to maintain his chances of survival. The family had initially reported five successful surgeries and plans to send him abroad for further treatment. Sadly, Mr. Ibu’s health has continued to deteriorate, with difficulty in speech and the recent leg amputation.
Dr. Emeka Rollas visited Amaechi Muonagor at the Intensive Care Unit of Nnamdi Azikwe University Teaching Hospital, Nnewi, describing the veteran actor’s condition as pitiable. Muonagor’s legs are completely paralyzed, and he is a mere shadow of his former self. The AGN president called on fans and well-wishers to join hands with philanthropic Nigerians in supporting Muonagor during this challenging time.
In response to the situation, Dr. Rollas approved a sum of N250,000 to be sent to Amaechi Muonagor’s account from the AGN Trust Fund. However, he acknowledged that this amount might not be sufficient, considering Muonagor’s records with the Guild HMO and Insurance policy. Dr. Rollas urged young actors to enroll in the AGN HMO and Insurance programs, emphasizing the importance of such support networks within the entertainment industry.