The Actors Guild of Nigeria (AGN) has confirmed the report on homeless actor Kenneth Aguba.
Kenneth Aguba was reported homeless after a photo of the frail-looking actor in a shabby environment at Ugwogwo park near Abakpa in Enugu State circulated on the internet on Monday, July 4.
Following the report, many speculated that the homeless actor has been abandoned by his colleagues and the guild.
However, in a statement written by the SSA to the national president of the guild, Kemi Adekomi, posted on Instagram on Monday afternoon, the guild stated that the actor was never abandoned, adding that the Enugu chapter of the association had on several occasions provided accommodation and medical assistance to Kenneth in the past four years.
The statement read: “The attention of the Actors Guild of Nigeria has been drawn to an online viral picture of veteran actor, Kenneth Aguba living on the street.
“The National President of the Guild, Ejezie Emeka Rollas wishes to state in clear terms that the Guild has never abandoned Kenneth Aguba.
“Enugu state chapter of the Guild and individual members have been supportive in both provision of accommodation and medical interventions in the past four years to the veteran actor until his matter which could be a spiritual issue, degenerated recently. The Guild just does not make public, issues regarding assistance to its members.
“The National President frowns at the shades thrown at the leadership of the Guild since the story went viral, describing it as the handwork of detractors which may not be unconnected with the present towering reputation of the Guild.
“Actors Guild of Nigeria wishes to reiterate that it welcomes inquiries on issues regarding welfare of members, as the Guild runs an open-door policy and calls on the public to always verify their stories before expressing not-so-palatable comments.
“Meanwhile, the National President wishes to thank good spirited members who have called to show concern and willingness to provide immediate intervention.”