"We never ignore our members. If we are informed of a situation, we take action" President of Actors Guild of Nigeria (AGN), Ibinabo Fiberesima, responds to accusations.
Nollywood actor Muna Obiekwe passed away after battling with a kidney disease. According to reports, the late actor kept his ailment a secret and couldn't get enough money for his treatment.
Following Muna's death, some of his fans took to social media platforms to attack the Actors Guild of Nigeria's president, Ibinabo Fiberesima, and other actors, accusing them of abandoning their own.
Nollywood actress and AGN president, Ibinabo Fiberesima, took to her official Facebook page to share a very touching tribute to the late actor when some fans attacked and accused her of abandoning her members;
"Did you know he was sick? Why couldn't the Guild come to his aid? So sad! Another talent gone"
"Exactly how come he could not afford treatment... President you should get your members to get insurance o....it is sad the way talents are going....such a sad loss. Was hoping it was not true. RIP....will miss you..." another commented.
"Where were all of you AGN headed by you Ibinabo, he was ignored and left to die in his pains... Sad"
Ibinabo replied stating that they never abandon they members but always take action when informed;
"We never ignore our members. If we are informed of a situation we take action. Pls like I said lets Pray not Curse. We have gone out of our way to help non Guild members talk more of our own.
We never neglect anyone. We have an active insurance plan . We have begged our members and still begging them to re-validate their membership and join the health plan. Their is only so much anyone can do. Muna was revalidated and on d health plan. Please lets beware of what we say, if we don't have the facts pls." - She replied.