Readers think the AGN does not do enough for its veteran actors

In the poll 88% of our readers think that the AGN is not doing enough to help and support its veteran actors who are poor or suffering from a serious ailment.

Dejumo Lewis, Ernest Asuzu, and Lari Williams

On Monday (August 3), Pulse reported the story of veteran Nigerian actor Lari Williams saying he is now poor and homeless.

In the story we asked our readers if they think the Actors Guild of Nigeria is doing enough for veteran actors who have fallen on hard times. The result of the poll is now out.

In the poll  88% of our readers think that the AGN is not doing enough to help and support its veteran actors who are poor or suffering from a serious ailment.

Only 5.5% of Pulse readers think that the guild is doing enough for its old actors, while 12.8% are indifferent.

A veteran actor Ernest Asuzu said in June that the President of teh Actors Guild of Nigeria IbinaboFiberesima has not come to his aid. Asuzu suffered a stroke last year, and he has been plagued with unconfirmed reports of mental instability for years now. His wife however recently denied that he is mentally ill.

In response the AGN president lashed out at Asuzu for not being a bonafide member of the guild. "I have kept quiet for too long and this doesn’t mean I am a fool. I don’t go about abusing people on the pages of newspapers. If he is sick, he should take care of himself and stop begging on the streets and tell people what exactly is wrong with him. I am Ibinabo and AGN is a body. He should stop rubbishing my name on the pages of newspapers,” she said.

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