The National President of the Actors Guild of Nigeria (AGN) Emeka Rollas has said that the guild will not rescue any member caught illicit drugs.
Mr Rollas said this in a statement uploaded on Instagram on Monday as announced the guild’s collaboration with the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) on a sensitisation exercise on the dangers of addictive drugs for members of the movie industry.
Rollas also cautioned actors against being strong-headed during the exercise as he pleaded with them to corporate with the agency.
The statement read in parts: The sensitisation has become imperative because of the prevalent situation in the country as drug abuse has become a pandemic. People on drugs have committed a lot of havoc by killing, stealing, raping and indulging in many terrible things the President buttressed.
“The sensitization exercise is a fall out of the meeting between myself with the Chairman of the NDLEA, Brig. Gen. Mohammed Marwa ( rtd )in Abuja. The sensitization program shall be carried out on film locations in major state chapters of the Guild across the country. All state chapter chairmen should work with their state NDLEA team for this exercise in their respective states.”
“Actors should not prove stubborn or strong-headed but cooperate with the NDLEA team during the exercise and finally I advise members not to indulge on (sic) drugs as the Guild will not come to anybody’s rescue if caught in the act.”