President, Actors Guild of Nigeria, Mr. Ejezie Emeka Rollas has once again re-iterated his resolve and that of his executives of placing the guild back to its enviable position of being the voice and vision of the entertainment industry saying that total peace has finally returned to the body.
Rollas made the statement while briefing newsmen about the guild’s forthcoming activities.
Held at the Ojez Chinese restaurant in Lagos, the briefing was its first after the successful general elections in Uyo Akwa Ibom state on October 31, 2019 which ushered new executives.
While thanking the media for the coverage of that event and other AGN activities, Rollas informed the gathering of the premiere and launching of ‘Operation Last Dance,’ an advocacy film for the Nigerian army. And the biennial inauguration lecture and Honours Nite tagged; ‘9th Inauguration Lecture and Honours Nite’ with the theme; ‘The Strategic Role of Nollywood in the Nigerian Economy.’ The occasion billed for March 11 at the Ladi Kwali of the Sheraton hotel in Abuja would feature awards, lecture, veteran honours amidst rib cracking jokes and musical performances.
In his remark, Rollas said: “I am proud to inform you that the total peace has finally returned to the guild. This peace was characterized by the leadership quality of the government of national unity headed by my humble self.
This peace has thrown more challenges on the present elected national executive members as a lot of work has to be done to regain the lost glory and position of our noble guild.
“The initial major challenges are to upgrade the welfare of members, create rare opportunities, improve capacity and skills development, articulate internal relationships to enhance full reconciliation and healing, encourage contractual practices and generally improve the livelihoods of our members while making the future of our industry more sustainable.
I spent most part of the end of last year in Los Angeles, New York, Nevada in the USA to discuss partnership arrangement with relevant agencies and institution in pursuit of creating opportunities as well as capacity development for our members. I equally made similar visit to the British Equity.
We are currently profiling our talents to major international casting agencies in the UK, USA and Canada for possible international engagements.
It is in line with these efforts in reposition our guild that made us invite the media today to update you on the latest activities of the national executive committee.
In our quest to provide opportunities of our members to thrive, we went into partnership with the Army to produce an advocacy film on the activities of the “Nigerian Army especially in confronting insurgency and other security challenges facing our country.
I also wish to inform you that we are also organizing a lecture to inaugurate the 9th national executive committee.
The lecture tagged ‘9th Inauguration Lecture and Honours Nite’ will feature a lecture with the theme, ‘The Strategic Role of Nollywood in the Nigerian Economy.’
“There will be investiture of new national patrons, recognition awards to supporters of our profession and honour our veterans, those who have contributed immensely to the development of the guild.
The event is slated to take place at the Ladi Kwali of the Sheraton hotel in Abuja on March 11.
All these events are geared towards making a bold statement that Actors guild of Nigeria is back to its enviable position of being the voice and vision of the industry.
Also, in our determined efforts to improve the health of our members, I am proud to announce that AGN is currently working assiduously to engage Axa Mansard as the official Health Management Scheme, HMO.”
The event anchored by Mc Senator also had some members of the executives and other stakeholders such as Prince Ifeany Dike, Zack Orji, Sunny McDon W, Ronnie Dikko, Monalisa Chinda-Coker, Ifeoma Okeke, Ijeomah Imoh, Moji Oyetayo, Steve Eboh,Emma Oguguo,Chelsea Nwodo, Abubarkar Sanusi, Ejike Asiegbu, bDon Pedro Aganbi, Chief Solomon Ogbonna (President Ohaneze Ndigbo, Lagos) among others.
The president also announced members of his kitchen cabinet which include the following:
Chief Of Staff – Ifeoma Okeke -Ozzoude
Special Adviser on International Travels – Agility Onwurah
Director International Affiliations – Segun Arinze
Presidential Adviser on Government Affairs – Hon. Desmond Elliot
Director Membership And Ethics – Bob Manuel Udokwu
Senior Special Adviser on Inter- Guilds Relations – Frank Dallas
Senior Special Adviser on Sexual Harrasment – Ronnie Dikko
Special Adviser AGN (UK) -Uche Odoputa
Apecial Adviser AGN (Europe) -Ikeh Ekemezie
Special Adviser AGN Diaspora Affairs (Canada) -Browney Igboegwu
Special Adviser on Planning and Strategy -Emeka Enyiocha
Special Assistant on Event and Social Activities – Cornelius Udofia
Special Assistant Assistant on Protocol and Logistics – Ijeoma Imoh
Presidential Adviser on Events and Social Activities -Uche Elendu
Presidential Assistant South South -Pam Sylva Sikpo
Presidential Assistant South West – Kemi Adekomi
Presidential Assistant South East -Brown Ene
Presidential Assistant North Central/National Assembly Affairs – Pamela Peters
SSA on Military Relations/Governmental Agencies – Steve Eboh
Presidential Spokesman -Sam Anokam
Presidential Technical Assistants: Stanley Otulaka, Animahaun Ola
Special Assistance on General Duties – Stella Chioma Udeze
Special Adviser on Special Projects – Don Pedro Aganbi
Presidential Project Consultant – Victor Agih
Special Adviser on Gender Issues -Inem Joy Peter
Presidential Assistant Home Affairs – Chinedu Ikeagwuonu
Presidential Adviser on Sports and Administration – Ahiedu Gabriel Songito
Special Adviser on African Union Matters -Empire Iweha
Presidential Adviser on United Nations Issues – Rosabel Ifibiokhai
Special Adviser on Insurance and HMO – Dan Chris Ebie
Special Adviser on Conflict Resolution – Remmy Ohajianya
Special Adviser on Climate Change -Cajethan Ugwuegbu
Special Adviser on Niger Delta Affairs -Mirable Etuk
Special Adviser on Visa Protocols – Nicholas Any