The Actor Guild of Nigeria (AGN) has released a statement, voiced and made by by AGN’s director of communications, Kate Henshaw stating that it has never abandoned any of its members in their time of need and provisions have been made for his welfare.
This was stated in a new video, on Friday, to counter allegations of deserting their fellow member, John Okafor, the famous Mr. Ibu, presently locked in a tussle with illness.
This sick actor, who secretly celebrated his 63rd birthday on Tuesday from an undisclosed hospital in Lagos, shared this shocking information in an Instagram video on Wednesday, sincerely appealing for financial support.
However, there is a rumour going around among social media chatterboxes and personalities that the guild has abandoned Mr. Ibu, leaving him penniless and compelled to ask members of the public for assistance.
The Guild’s PRO revealed they secretly organised members to provide a hand, emphasising that they don’t brag about their good activities in public because that’s not how they operate.
Normally, she said, they wouldn’t even blink an eye when hearing rumours concerning Mr. Ibu’s health. However, they are now in a position where they must correct the record because their reputation is at stake.
Kate Henshaw read in parts; “The guild has never abandoned any of its members in need, especially with health intervention, we have been at the forefront of providing necessary support even before his health condition was made public and this has been done with the full knowledge of his immediate family members.
“We have had to task members privately to help in providing assistance towards the intervention and we do not make public any form of assistance it is not our modus operandi. Ordinarily, we wouldn’t have blinked an eye over this Mr Ibu issue but it has become imperative to make some clarifications as the integrity and welfare package is at stake,”