The federal government on Thursday pledged to continue to support the development of Nollywood health insurance scheme meant to provide favourable healthcare conditions for actors and actresses.
The Minister of Information and Culture, Lai Mohammed, gave the assurance on Thursday at the launch of the NollyHealthInsured by the artists at the News Agency of Nigeria Media Centre, Iganmu, Lagos State.
The association also signed a Memorandum of Understanding, MoU, with Leadway Insurance, Leadway Pensions, and Pinewood Medicare respectively.
NAN reports that the Leadway Insurance would take care of the artists’ Life General Insurance, LGI policy; Leadway Pension would create an affordable package to cater for their pension funds while Pinewood Medicare would take care of the artists’ health insurance.
The minister, represented by Chidia Maduekwe, Managing Director, Nigerian Film Corporation, NFC; said that there was the urgent need for both stakeholders to discuss health insurance and health issues pertaining to Nollywood members.