The Governor of Lagos State, Babajide Sanwo-Olu has gifted Nollywood veteran actress Mrs Lanre Hassan popularly known as Iya Awero a Three Bedroom bungalow.
The governor gifted the actress an apartment in the Prince Abiodun Ogunleye Housing Estate, Igbogbo, as appreciation for decades-long contribution to the Nigerian film industry.
The chief press secretary to the Governor, Gboyega Akosile made the reveal via Twitter posting a video of the presentation.
Breaking: Governor @jidesanwoolu gives nollywood veteran, Mrs Lanre Hassan (Mama Awero) a three bedroom flat in the newly commissioned Prince Abiodun Ogunleye Housing Estate, Igbogbo.#ForAGreaterLagos#Nollywood @channelstv @PulseNigeria247 @Gidi_Traffic @lollylarry1 pic.twitter.com/Eyk1suB7Ed
— Gboyega Akosile (@gboyegaakosile) March 24, 2021
“I don’t know what to say, I am so short of words. I am so happy today. Thank you so much, my governor, may the Almighty Allah continue to bless you”, Iya Awero said.
“Also, deputy, thank you so much. I am so grateful. If anyone shelters you whenever you wake up, all you do is pray for the person. God will keep blessing, helping, and supporting you. This our land will be peaceful, God will fix Nigeria and take the country to greater heights. Once again I thank everyone for this gift,” she added.
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Sanwo-Olu while speaking at the event said society needs to do more to appreciate our veteran thespians for their contributions to the arts
“We don’t need to celebrate them when they die, we can celebrate them while they are still alive. These are our Nollywood stars that have worked for over 30-40 years and they need to be celebrated. Congratulations ma. Thank you.”
Hassan has featured in over 100 Yoruba films with a career that has spanned three decades. She recently starred in Kemi Adetiba’s ‘King of Boys’.
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