- The Actors Guild of Nigeria president, Emeka Rollas has made an important announcement to actors and filmmakers
- In a released statement, Rollas ordered the halt of all movie productions across the country
- The guild has also set up an emergency relief committee to assist members in distress
Following the rise in the number of confirmed cases in Nigeria, the Actors Guild of Nigeria (AGN) has released a statement ordering the halt of all movie productions of its members across the country.
Recall earlier on, Legit.ng reported how the film body was considering liaising with movie producers to shut down productions pending when the coronavirus pandemic will be over.
Well, in a recent statement shared to their official Instagram handle, the AGN president, Emeka Rollas, has ordered for all productions across the country to be shut down 'in strict adherence to the ongoing effort to prevent the spread of the dreaded coronavirus'.
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According to the statement, the president has also set up an emergency relief committee for the guild to assist members in distress and require urgent assistance.
Read the full statement below:
Meanwhile, earlier on, Legit.ng reported the news of how Nollywood veteran, Hilda Dokubo took to the social media platform to call on pastors who believe they have spiritual healing powers to go into hospitals and heal people infected with coronavirus.
Well, while many people agreed with her, this didn't seem to sit well with other people as they felt she was challenging men chosen by God to lead.
A particular follower identified on Instagram as @katchychoco replied her post: "@hildadokubo you’re already challenging God and his healing powers by making this statement. You won’t be focused keep mocking Christianity that’s why most celebrities like you end with one terminal sickness with no human even help (sic).”
Not one to back down, Dokubo simply replied: “@katchychoco “how bad is your terminal disease?”
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In other news, as Nigeria continues to battle with the spread of coronavirus, many people are resorting to spiritual means to fight the virus. The Oluwo of Iwo, Oba Abdulrosheed Adewale Akanbi, has issued a spiritual warrant for the arrest of coronavirus.
Oba Akanbi in a statement shared to his Instagram page, pronounced the arrest of the deadly virus through his office with the ultimatum of 16-day for the menace to vacate the world.
Still on coronavirus, Nigerian comedian, Ali Baba, has taken to social media to warn people against exposing themselves to the deadly COVID-19 also known as coronavirus.
In a recent post, he warned people not to be deceived by pastors who claim to have the powers to cure the virus. The veteran comedian said this as he advised people to remain at home and protect themselves.