- Ailing actor, Ernest Asuzu, caught the attention of Nigerians after he was seen begging for money on the roadside
- An Instagram user who shared the video called out the film industry for abandoning one of their own
- The Actors' Guild of Nigeria (AGN) has responded by saying a committee has been set up for the actor to take care of him
Sometime in January 2020, a sad video made the rounds on social media showing Nollywood actor, Ernest Asuzu, resorting to begging on the roadside after being down with stroke.
A social media user identified as Bolingo who shared the video on Instagram claimed that he saw the actor begging for money on the roadside at Oke-Afa in Isolo area of the state. He alleged that the actor became this way after he suffered from a stroke.
Bolingo also called out the Nigerian film industry for abandoning one of their own.
Well, in new reports reaching Legit.ng, it has been gathered that a committee has been set up to take care of Ernest Asuzu.
According to reports from Vanguard, the Actors’ Guild of Nigeria (AGN) president, Emeka Rollas, revealed to NAN that a committee has been set up to raise funds for the actor.
The AGN president reportedly said: “Ernest Asuzu is one of us. I have always identified with him since he developed stroke until there was a break in communication between them, but thank God that we have reconnected.
“We are following up on our promises and have swung into action by setting up a special fundraising committee for him through which our members can assist him.”
Speaking further, Rollas said that they are already working on the actor being moved to a better hospital in Abuja. He added that the body is hoping to strike a deal with health organisations so that its members can have access to medical treatment for a lesser fee.
Recall that Legit.ng had previously reported on how the AGN said that they did not abandon Asuzu and that they had previously sent him to popular pastor, Omoto Fufeyin, for prayers.
Rollas added that when Asuzu went for spiritual rehabilitation in Warri with popular pastor, Jeremiah Omoto Fufeyin, he was given gifts, a jeep and money to also help him.
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