AGN Responds to Allegations:
Mr. Ibu’s Health and the Actors Guild of Nigeria
Recent reports suggesting that the Actors Guild of Nigeria (AGN) had abandoned one of its members, John Okafor, commonly known as Mr. Ibu, who is currently battling a severe illness, have been officially dismissed by the AGN.
Clarifying the Situation:
AGN Sets the Record Straight
The controversy arose after a video of the ailing actor celebrating his 63rd birthday in an undisclosed hospital surfaced on social media.
In response to this, some netizens claimed that the guild had abandoned Mr. Ibu, compelling him to seek financial assistance from the public.
AGN’s Official Statement:
Reiterating Their Commitment
In a statement issued by Kate Henshaw, the director of communications for the AGN, the guild reaffirmed its unwavering support for its members, especially in times of health-related challenges.
The statement emphasized that the AGN has a longstanding history of providing assistance to its members and that they have been actively involved in supporting Mr. Ibu even before his health condition became public knowledge.
This assistance has been offered with the full knowledge and collaboration of Mr. Ibu’s immediate family.
Maintaining Integrity and Welfare:
AGN’s Commitment to Its Members
The AGN clarified that they have privately mobilized their members to contribute to providing assistance for Mr. Ibu’s health intervention.
However, the guild does not publicly disclose the details of such assistance, as it is not their standard practice.
The statement underlined the significance of making these clarifications to protect the integrity and welfare support system of the AGN.