Nollywood actor, Jim Iyke, on the 30th of July, announced that he was fleeing Liberia despite an unfinished business, following the outbreak of the deadly Ebola virus in the country.
The actor, in a statement later released after getting lashes from fans, apologised for the comments he made. He also sent his condolences to the families of affected persons.
Read his full statement below:
“May I humbly apologize if my comments on Ebola – based on fear – were taken out of context. The last thing I wanted to do was to alarm anyone. My heart goes out to all the families who have been affected by the Ebola virus – those who have lost their lives or loved ones, those who are still bravely fighting the disease and all of the communities who are battling to keep the infection under control. You are all in my prayers.
“As I travel constantly across continents, most recently USA, Senegal, Liberia, Ghana, Gambia, I have been screened where and when necessary along with the other passengers and I believe it is the responsibility of every citizen to be vigilant and help contain the outbreak by following the advice of the local and international medical professionals and government officials.”