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  • Updated: July 15, 2020

'COVID-19 Is Not Here, I Don't Care' , Mr Ibu Insists


With 33,616 cases recorded so far, Nollywood comic actor John Okafor aka Mr Ibu appears not to believe in the existence of COVID-19 in Nigeria.

Speaking during a chat with The Nation, Mr Ibu who claimed he is not scared of the virus, said that he is yet to know anyone who contracted the deadly disease.

According to him, Africa’s most populous black nation is not supposed to record any case of the virus and only those in diaspora should be involved.

He said: “Nigeria, we are not supposed to be involved in this COVID-19, I see no reason why we should be involved. Only Nigerians in diaspora will have to partake in this devilish program.

“We at home are oblivious, we are not supposed to be involved in any ceremony in trying to pretend or in trying to avoid. My brother, COVID-19 or 20 is not here, I don’t care.

“Why would China give us sickness and America embellish the technicality and then sell it to the world and people now begin to die when they know it’s killing. Thank God we have hot weather, the thing sef dey fear us.”

Speaking further, the actor said “I no dey fear anything I dey wear cloth waka on my own. Nothing dey here, nobody don die for this whole area, if you go another area nobody don die, go to stadium nobody don die. Let’s be sorry for ourselves.

“I’m telling everybody not just the government this, say only what you know do not exaggerate it. Na we dey take our mouth call sickness by im own, sickness dey pass on its own but na we dey call am for Nigeria. You won’t see COVID-19 because it’s not here.”

On the increase in number of cases, the comic actor said: “You know anybody? Have you ever attended any burial and they say na this thing kill am? have you ever gone to the hospital them say this person na Covid dey hold am? have you ever seen a family them say somebody na Covid na em kill am yesterday for family wey you know? You cannot, dem say dem say na em me and you dey hear. Even the sickness dey fear us.

“Are they not human beings, let them bring a picture of at least one person killed by COVID-19 and we find the family of such a person.

Reiterating that the virus is not present in Nigeria due to the hot weather, he said: “It has affected so many industries in the country, it has driven us away from work because of the lies and gossip. Na small thing e remain hunger for don kill me since if no be say better people dey wey dey give us money.”

Meanwhile, the actor is not the first celebrity to have a different perception of the virus, last month Oge Okoye said she was yet to know anyone infected with the virus.

In a TikTok video shared on her Instagram handle on Tuesday, Okoye said “Question for the gods??? who now has this corona?? I’m yet to see that one☝️"

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