The Lagos State Governor, Babajide Sanwo-Olu, has launched a special health insurance scheme for Nollywood actors and filmmakers.
According to him, the health insurance scheme is part of the state government’s interventions to assist them with access to health care in public health facilities.
Sanwo-Olu, who disclosed this in a statement issued by himself on his Facebook page, noted that the scheme will be specially categorised for professionals in the film business and those who have shaped society with their craft.
He said, “I hosted veteran Nollywood filmmakers to 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.”
Sanwo-Olu explained that the state realised that the film industry is one of the highest employers of labour and that 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.”
Some veterans present at the dinner include Idowu Philips aka Iya Rainbow, Adebayo Salami aka Oga Bello, and a host of others.