Gentle Jack Becomes Actors Guild Task Force Chairman

National President, Actors Guild of Nigeria, (AGN) Mr. Ejezie Emeka Rollas has appointed seasoned actor and pioneer member of the guild, Gentle Jack as the new chairman of the national task force.

His appointment came as a result of reports about poor welfare and various ill treatments meted to actors during filming. Subsequently, careful selections of members were made to serve as national task force officers with the mandate to enforce some of the body’s rebranding welfare packages for members nationwide.

Rollas charged the newly constituted members of the task force to ensure strict compliance of the rules of the guild without fear or favour as actors are no beggers. “They must be treated with dignity.”
In another development, the national president has directed that the Vice chairman, Delta State chapter of AGN to take charge of the state chapter until NEC takes a final decision on a case against the former chairman, Mr. Alex Idu. Instead of responding to the querry issued by the national body, he resigned.

This was contained in a statement read by the Senior Special Assistant to Mr. President on Media and Publicity, Mr.Mcsmith Ochedo who represented Mr. President at a stakeholders meeting held on Wednesday, June 27th,  2018 at Adjuya hotel, Summit Road, Asaba, Delta State.

Part of the statement reads: “You will recall, having been briefed by the former Chairman and the incumbent National  Secretary, that last month, we had sent in a Commission of Inquiry to confirm the response of Alex Idu to the Query issued to him by the National body and dated 21st day of May 2018, to which he responded inappropriately and was given further opportunity to defend himself and submit the State account he promised to send while answering the Query.

Unfortunately, this was not to be as Alex Idu simply refused to see the Commission after he was notified of their coming, neither did he drop the said account.

“Further to this, was Alex Idu's sudden  resignation on the 21st of June, 2018 while the report of the Commission is been considered by NEC, this of course we accepted in principle and asked him to handover to his Vice Chairman for continuity sake and to avoid creating a vacuum while he awaits our conclusion on the report of the Commission, to which sadly Alex, the former Chairman has refused to comply with, as a matter of fact: the Secretariat he claimed earlier he got in AGN Delta name is now been paraded as his.

We have however, directed that the Vice Chairman should continue to steer the ship of the State until NEC takes a final decision on the matter.
Please, note that, AGN is nobody's private estate and will be run hence as an association of civilized people.

“For the umpteenth time, no one asked Alex Idu to resign, and his purported resignation will not stop the consideration of the report of the Commission of Inquiry and his response to the 6-point allegations.
We encourage you to remain law abiding and go about your lawful roles as artistes, as we reiterate that the AGN is greater than any individual.”

Rollas implore actors to stop patronising people who want to use their money for their personal purposes as he again directed them on how to go about registration. They are advised to go to google playstore, download, Actors Guild of Nigeria mobile app, register as a new member for N33,500 or make payment as an old member for N6,500. If making payment on the mobile app becomes difficult, please make a transfer to Actors Guild of Nigeria Diamond Bank account 0030710723.

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