Veteran actor Osita Okeke is the latest beneficiary of the Actors’ Guild of Nigeria’s benevolence fund powered by the President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, Dr Goodluck Ebele Jonathan.
Mr Osita who was diagnosed with pancreas and prostrate related disease was filled with gratitude and thanked the president of the Actors’ Guild of Nigeria, he said “This woman is a man of honour, I only met her once when she invited all veterans to come and meet with her. She told us about the health plan she was working on, paid our transport to and fro the venue and even gave us extra money. When I became sick in January, my family did all they could but it was nothing close to what was needed. When I got to a point that I felt I had nobody and thought I would die I decided to just call madam president. I called her not up to three weeks ago, my brother you say you are Nollywood television look at the result, look at the result. She has taken charge of everything, paid up all the bills even the one we paid before she refunded us, wont God will bless her? If this is how presidents are then madam must be president for life ada di ora nma, God will protect you and bless you”.
Ms Ibinabo Fiberesima on her part thanked God for the opportunity granted her to impart lives positively. She also thanked the president of the Federal Republic of Nigeria for assisting not only in words but in action.
Mr Osita Chika is not the first person to benefit from the benevolence fund of the AGN. Chike Bryan, President of the Screen Writers Guild of Nigeria also benefitted from the fund when he was diagnosed with kidney failure. So also did Mr Romanus Amuta (Natty) who had a stroke.