Actors Guild of Nigeria (AGN) acquired a increase on Wednesday when the Senate President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, Dr. Abubarkar Bukola Saraki donated the sum of N5m for ailing actors.
The sort gesture was made throughout a courtesy go to by members of the guild on the Lagos residence of Saraki.
Whereas briefing the quantity three citizen concerning the not too long ago launched AGN Basis AGN basis which is remitted to generate a 5 Hundred Million Naira endowment (N500m) fund for ailing actors and likewise to have interaction in group growth venture, President of AGN, Mr. Ejezie Emeka Rollas mentioned: “Veterans who’ve contributed to the event of the trade most instances would not have something to fall again on after so lengthy variety of years of service. Some transfer on to different companies or sectors whereas some faces varnish with time. Within the latest previous the guild have misplaced distinguished veteran actors to critical diseases due to sure medical circumstances which might have been averted if there was a medium or platform put aside to harness the power of the affiliation to fund medical remedy of our personal or a supply for funding from philanthropist or Nigerians to assist rescue their legends. Actors like Enebeli Elebuwa, Justus Esiri, Arshely Nwosu, Dave lhesie, Sam Loco Efe, Muna Obiekwe, Peter Bunor, Prince James Uche, and host of others have been misplaced due to sure medical circumstances and whose souls are resting within the bosom of the Lord. Just lately we misplaced Chike Osuji in Owerri! He might be laid to relaxation this Friday, September 13 in Awaka in Imo state. There was a minute silence for late Chike Osuji.”
In his response, elated Saraki who described the actors as nice ambassadors of the nation promised to provoke all mandatory legislative construction to make the film practitioners have conducive setting to ply their craft.
He mentioned: “Let me thank the president for bringing us collectively. You’ve got made a lot of us very proud. You’ve got labored arduous to help our authorities. You’ve got proven actually that we now have nice capability. Anyplace else on the earth being surrounded by the celebs I’m seeing right here, any politician wouldn’t let the chance slip away. As a result of we don’t acknowledge your expertise and the type of individuals we now have, I would really like to change that not due to you however as a result of the nation wants it. That is a respectable trade. The economic system is not going to develop by probability. However, it is my perception that if duly supported.
Nollywood is not going to solely be primary on the earth however will create jobopportunities, improve the nation’s GDP and scale back poverty, amongst a number of different benefits. Hollywood is nice right now as a result of the American authorities supported and funded the trade. Identical may be attainable for Nollywood.”
Excited former President of the guild and chairman AGN Basis fund elevating committee, veteran actor, Segun Arinze thanked the senate president for the sort gesture and promised that his donation can be used judiciously for the advantage of ailing actors.
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