Veteran Actress Joke Silva Advocates New Crusade As Nollywood Actors Are Set To Stop Begging.

Veteran Actress Joke Silva Advocates New Crusade As Nollywood Actors Are Set To Stop Begging.

Nollywood veteran actress, Joke Silva is currently doing her best to end the public's shameful request for financial assistance to foot the industry's medical bills of ailing actors.

The actress at the instance of Actors Guild of Nigeria, AGN, which has announced plans to implement health insurance policy for its members.

The health insurance policy which will be inaugurated on Monday, August 17, aims to restore the reputation of professionals in the film industry in a statement signed by Joke Silva, MFR, Chairperson of the official launch committee.

According to Joke Silva;

“With this AGN Health Insurance Scheme, registered members of the guild will have access to essential medical and health care services as the need arises.” The statement revealed that the scheme was necessitated by urgent need to  stem the tide of a large number of actors who resort to seeking financial assistance online to address urgent medical challenges despite the strides by the Nigerian film industry globally.”

“The partnership with Medicard, a reputable HMO, according to the statement, is meant to ameliorate this situation. The Health Insurance Scheme, it noted  will also enable actors attend to their medical needs just as it  will position AGN as a responsible and responsive organization. A fund to assist indigent actors pay regular premiums on their medical insurance will also be launched at the event. She thanked the AGN National Executives Council led  by  Emeka Rollas for the laudable initiative and cooperation with the committee all through the planning of event.”

Guests from the film industry , government, business sector and the media are expected to be at the virtual launch event. Certain committee members include Bimbo Manuel, Keppy Ekpeyong Bassey, Ego Boyo, Emeka Enyiocha, Pascaline Alex, Dan Chris Ebie, Uche Elendu and the manager, Don Pedro Agbanbi.

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