Thursday, 18 October 2012

Nigerian Actor dies due to lack of funds

Brown Atienwhen was an actor based in the Edo state capital, and very active in the Arts and Culture scene. He passed away last Sunday, at the University of Benin Teaching Hospital.His death is tragic because the sum of N150k could have saved his life. N150k. 

Actors in Benin, not finding the story funny, took to the streets of the ancient city two days ago to protest, and a frankly disgusting story that followed is the allegation that the commissioner responsible for Arts approved the release of money for Atienwhen’s treatment, but the money was sat on by a Permanent Secretary, because Atienwhen owed her N7k. What is N7k compared to one's life?

May his soul rest in peace..amen!

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