It is a phrase that means "the fact of the matter is".
The thing be say him no even buy the cement.
1. How is your health?
2. How are you?
Tim, I hear say you sick, how body na?
Tim, I heard you were sick, how is your health now?
["health", " sick"]
Origin: Naija Pidgin
The thing be say
Fall my hand
Bust my skeroo