Last week Juliet Ibrahim posted on her Instagram page saying OJB was asking too much from Nigerians by saying that his kidney transplant was going to cost $100,000 instead of $50,000 which she says is the right price. OJB has responded to her in an interview with Encomium Magazine where he speaks on the controversy. Read more as you continue:
" The mistake she is making is that it depends on the hospital you are going to in India. She says she runs a Foundation, they might give her a rebate. The procedure itself is $55,000, you are left with $45,000. What about the running costs of the procedure? You don't go to India only to come back and start asking for help again. At least I need some money to maintain myself for the next one year. So when you factor in all these costs, add air tickets and lodging, you will appreciate what we are talking about."
Trust Nigerians who have gone to town with the report as I read some comments on LIB. Some castigating him and others simply lashing out at him or warning others. I have reproduced some for you all to read, since you like reading my blog and never leave comments, ngwa read on:
Staff said, " can you imagine? He is factoring money for flexing into 'his hospital bill'"
Bonario says, "...I will suggest you leave that bad market and channel your energy into calling on Dbanj to come drop his bachelor's mite"
Alexa says, "The procedure is not $55,000 but between $15 and $20k depending on the hospital. I am about to go to India for a Kidney transplant so Juliet is right $50k is more than enough for the surgery, follow up and everything else for one year. These are prices I was quoted from Artemis, Fortis and Apollo hospitals in India and these are the best there. I wish OJB the best. We need to create more awareness about kidney disease. Its nothing about drinking or smoking as I never did. Eating lots of animal protein is enough to do it. prevention is better than cure. Lets reduce the amount of animal protein. We have to say how it was in the days when we were growing up and we only had meat as garnishing in food and not a meal by itself...I have learned the hard way."
Anonymous says, " he didn't even have to reply her"