Lagos State Governor Mr. Babajide Sanwo-Olu has launched a health insurance scheme for veteran Nollywood actors and filmmakers in the state.
Governor Sanwo-Olu announced the health insurance scheme during a dinner with veterans in the Yoruba Nollywood industry at the Lagos House, Marina, on Monday night.
Some veterans present at the dinner include Idowu Philips aka Iya Rainbow, Adebayo Salami aka Oga Bello, Charles Oluomo aka Agabko and a host of others.
The statement read:
I hosted veteran Nollywood filmmakers to a dinner on Monday night in appreciation of their contributions to the growth of the industry.
I used the opportunity to institute a health insurance scheme for them to ensure they are well covered for adequate medical care.
We realize that this industry is one of the highest employers of labour. The veterans and practitioners have continued to provide succour and a means of livelihood to a lot of citizens. More importantly, they give freshness to our lives through their stories.
The health insurance scheme is part of our interventions to assist them with access to health care in public health facilities.
This scheme will be specially categorised for professionals in the film business and those who have shaped our society with their craft.