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The Actors Guild of Nigeria (AGN) has introduced new bylaws for the Nigerian film industry as it presented as the final report on the 10 April boat mishap that claimed the lives of actor John Odonwodo popularly known as Junior Pope and four other crew members while returning from set of Adanma Luke’s “Other Side of Life’ movie

The boat crash raised concerns over safety issues on movie sets, prompting calls for thorough scrutiny and higher standards in the industry.

The president of AGN, Emeka Rollas, made this known via his Instagram account on Tuesday, July 9.

According to Rollas, actor, Emeka Ike, led the bylaws committee, with Jude Orhorha serving as the secretary. Other members of the committee includes Bimbo Manuel, Omotola Jalade-Ekeinde, Joke Silva, Francis Duru, Patience Ozokwor, Hilda Dokubo, Abubakar Yakubu, Gideon Okeke, Anthony Ogbetere, and Femi Branch.

He wrote: “Earlier this morning 9th of July 2024 I received two important reports from two special Committees set up for the following: 1. AGN BY-LAWS 2. ⁠BOAT MISHAP OF 10TH APRIL 2024

“The AGN bylaws committee led by its Chairman Amb Emeka Ike was set to draw up professional guidelines, standards work ethics, safety rules etc for members.

“While the Boat mishap committee led by Mr Kevin Uvo was set to find out the immediate and remote causes of the boat accident which claimed the lives of 5 Nollywood practitioners including actor JNR Pope on the 10th April, 2024.

“I commend members of the two commitees for the sleepless nights put into the committee work. I promised to speedily implement the recommendations of the committees. The reports were submitted by AMB. Emeka Ike, Chairman of the Bylaws committee and Kelvin Uvo Chairman of the Boat Mishap Committee,

“The presentations were made in presence of the the chairman of the Board of Trustees, Chief Emmanuel Ogugua and the following members of the Bylaws committee and National Executive Council such as, Patience Ozokwor, Bimbo Manuel, Tony Ogbetere, The National Secretary of AGN, Abubakar Yakubu, Fin. Sec. Emeka Duru”


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