The Governor of Lagos State, Babajide Sanwo-Olu, has launched a health insurance scheme for veteran Nollywood actors and filmmakers.
He made the disclosure when he hosted some of the veterans to dinner on Monday night.
This was contained in a statement shared by the governor on his social media pages on Tuesday.
Some veterans present at the dinner include Idowu Philips aka Iya Rainbow, Adebayo Salami aka Oga Bello, Taiwo Hassan and a host of others.
“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 labor.
The veterans and practitioners have continued to provide succor 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 categorized for professionals in the film business and those who have shaped our society with their craft.”