The President, Actors Guild of Nigeria (AGN), Ibinabo Fiberesima, has described Goodluck Jonathan as the most humble person she has ever met.
“Mr. President is the most humble person I have ever met and I think he has Nigeria at heart. I think with him, Nigeria will continue to be a better place.” She said when asked by journalists to assess the Nigerian president’s administration.
While marking her one year of reign as AGN president, the Star Actress, former beauty queen and serial entrepreneur addressed her recent appointment into the board of National Council of Arts and Culture (NCAC).
On the appointment, she said “I feel great and I thank President Goodluck Jonathan for the opportunity to serve the industry in another capacity. “
Clearing the air on their controversial visit to the presidency on the 18th of February, the AGN president said, “Visiting President Goodluck Jonathan on February 18, 2014, to confer him with the Grand Patron of our Guild is also a no mean feat. In case you don’t know, this is enshrined in our constitution. I’m an Ijaw girl. The President is doing very well.
“He is transforming the country in all the sectors. In fact, there is so much transformation in every sector. Anybody that says he doesn’t see it is lying. I see it. I speak it. I sing and dance it. He is about to start doing more things for Nollywood.
“As an Ijaw girl, I will totally and forever stand by my President. And I know because he has done well in these other sectors, he would also remember us, especially when an Ijaw is AGN president. For instance, we want him to sponsor the Motion Picture Practitioners Council of Nigeria (MOPPICON), as an Executive Bill.
“He is also going to call for the amendment of copyright laws. If all these are done, the industry and the country at large is blessed. Nollywood came out from nowhere, but today, we are a force to reckon with. Oil cannot forever be our only source of income.
“Again, the President and the First Lady, Dame Patience Jonathan totally love Nollywood and we love them too.”
On the piece of land given to the AGN in Abuja, FCT for its secretariat courtesy of President Goodluck Ebele Jonathan, she said “It is overwhelming. It’s a blessing to us. This is the first time in the history of AGN that a serving president has remembered us. And we believe that more of this will come to the Guild.
“President Jonathan has been a blessing to us. We are not even talking about all the intervention funds he has injected to the entertainment industry and Nollywood in particular. We have $200 million and N3 billion lifeline, courtesy of our President.
She further revealed that the AGN plans for the land “We intend building our AGN headquarters. We are going to replicate the building in every state. That is identical building so that when people come into a stage, they feel our presence. We have our plan already for a befitting structure at the secretariat.”