Tinubu’s govt seeks help for Zack Orji, as Nollywood actor undergoes brain surgery

The federal government, through the Minister of Arts, Culture, and the Creative Economy, Hannatu Musawa, has extended support and goodwill to veteran Nollywood actor Zack Orji following his recent brain surgery.

Orji, a cornerstone of Nigeria’s film industry, underwent a delicate neurosurgery after he collapsed on New Year’s Eve and was admitted to the Intensive Care Unit of the National Hospital in Abuja.

He has since been transferred to a private hospital for ongoing treatment.

On Tuesday, Musawa paid a visit to the ailing actor at the private hospital in Abuja. Accompanied by family members and warmly received by Ngozi Orji, Zack Orji’s wife, the Minister conveyed the Federal Government’s well-wishes and assured support during this challenging time.

“This is a man who has dedicated decades to entertaining Nigerians, contributing significantly to our film industry’s foundation.

“It’s crucial for us, not just as a government but as a nation, to rally behind him during his health struggles,” she said.

During her visit, Musawa emphasized the pivotal role of the creative industries in Nigeria’s economic growth, highlighting the Tinubu-led administration’s commitment to the welfare of those in the sector.

She underscored the Ministry’s ongoing efforts to formulate policies to support the mental health and overall well-being of individuals within the entertainment industry.

“I’ve made a personal donation to support Zack Orji’s medical expenses,” the Minister disclosed, emphasizing that the government is dedicated to providing comprehensive support to industry veterans and creatives.

The Minister reaffirmed the administration’s vision to institute robust welfare programs, ensuring the sustained support and advancement of the creative community.

She assured stakeholders that under her stewardship, the Ministry is diligently working on initiatives to enhance the quality of life for all
arts, culture, and creative economy members.

She called upon Nigerians to offer prayers and support to Zack Orji and his family during this challenging period.

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