Ibinabo's Headache Over Health Scheme For Nollywood

Story by Babajide Ogunbumi/Nigeriafilms.com
Last Updated: Friday, May 10, 2013

If the Actors Guild of Nigeria President, Miss Ibinabo Fiberesima ever envisaged that she was coming to face an herculean task, she might probably, have given it a second thought before vying for the number post in AGN.

Shortly after he came on board, Ibinabo, the first female ever to be elected president, initiated a health scheme to better the lots of the thespians at old age or as a result of unforeseen incidents.

Good thinking you would say! Her people, the Nollywood people both old and new, according to what we gathered, have totally rejected the initiated with an excuse that, they are not sick so, do not really need the health Insurance scheme thing.

In her defense, fiberesima said, “I have repeatedly asked our actors and actresses to please register with our health scheme but they tell me that they don’t need it. In their words, they tell me that they do not fall sick. How can the Guild help someone who doesn’t want to be helped?

Many have even refused to register as members of the Guild. I have said it times without number that the Guild is not a burial planning committee. It is only when there is a health crisis, that the Guild is remembered and then they want the guild to help non-registered persons. Eventually, we all start to run up and down to raise money”

Has she spoken right or not?

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5/10/2013 1:36:21 AM
ok o no problemo
5/10/2013 3:23:32 AM
When they are all dying like sheit flies then they shouldnt ask us for our hard earned money!
Ib, u don try jare
5/10/2013 5:10:26 AM
Ib, pls dnt kill urself over those who do not want to be helped! Let dem continue wallowing in their ignorance, until dey find themselves ontop sick bed. Dats our mentality 4 u.
5/10/2013 1:52:32 AM
That is what every african thinks even in the west. They believe in sickness only when they are in the hospital bed. I hope we can improve on that. I am guilty to an extend though.
5/10/2013 2:43:01 AM
Leave them, madam. They are s****d and will they see what happens to them in future. Try the new young people. Take good care of yourself.
Lekwa bum
5/10/2013 3:50:16 AM
IB dis ur Aba Canopy i no undastand o
health is wealth
5/10/2013 4:00:43 AM
Lik lalaland said mak dem no ask us 4 money o--na wa o,is it nt wen u r well n cn afford d luxuries of life dat plan is sweet. ib no mind dem
begging later
5/10/2013 11:43:51 AM
Dont mind them Ibi, when they start begging the public for money like they all do, we no go listen. If they cant save for raining season now, we are not f**ls to always come to their help. Good work you are doing Ms President

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