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Entertainment - August 10, 2018

AGN launches foundation, targets N500m endowment fund

AGN President, Rollas (4th right) members of the guild.

Actors Guild of Nigeria (AGN) is hoping to generate N500 million to cater for the general welfare of its members.

The guild made the revelation at a foundation launch ceremony in Victoria Island, on Wednesday to celebrate the one year in office of the Emeka Rollas led administration.

President, Actors Guild of Nigeria, Rollas revealed that the foundation has a mandate of generating N500m (five hundred million naira) endowment fund for actors and also serve as a medium to give back to the community by engaging in community development projects.

“Veterans who have contributed to the development of the industry most times do not have anything to fall back on after so long number of years of service. Some move on to other businesses or sectors while some faces varnish with time. In the recent past, the guild have lost prominent veteran actors to serious illnesses due to certain medical conditions which could have been averted if there was a medium or platform set aside to harness the strength of the association to fund medical treatment of our own or a source for funding from philanthropist or Nigerians to help rescue their legends. Actors like Enebeli Elebuwa, Justus Esiri, Arshely Nwosu, Dave lhesie, Sam Loco Efe, Muna Obiekwe, Peter Bunor, Prince James Uche, and a host of others have been lost due to certain medical conditions and whose souls are resting in the bosom of the lord,” Rollas said.

At the launch of the foundation, a committee was set up to drive the goal of the foundation. Members are: Segun Arinze (Chairman) Ronnie Dikko (Secretary), Arinze Okonkwo, Zilly Tete, Biodun Okeowo, Susan Peters, Mimi Orjiekwe, Zeena Bako, Ali Nuhu, Wash Waziri Hong, Lilian Bach, Gloria Mba, Steve Eboh, Ruth kadiri, Don Pedro Aganbi and Dakore Akande.

The foundation objectives according to Rollas among other things are to take care of the health needs of Veteran celebrities especially at old age, to engage in community development and to improve the lives of the downtrodden in the society.

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