The Cinema Hall, National Theatre, Orile Iganmu, Lagos State was filled with friends, guests, health practitioners, artistes, government officials as they came in their large number to witness this year’s edition of Nollywood Health And Entertainment Summit (NHAES), with the theme “Live to Reap” (Fight Against Cancer).
Founder and national president of NHAES, Mr. Victor Osuagwu in his welcome address, said: “Health is wealth. One has to be alive to be able to enjoy good things listed as benefits of good health. Through NHAES, we will continue to create awareness on various health issues prevalent in the society as well as the preventive measures and information through access to medical care.”
He urged well meaning Nigerians, corporate organisations to continue to support NHAES in order for the dream not to die as NHAES intends to have an equipped health management centre or clinic where Nigerians will be assisted in diagnosis of various sicknesses, disease management and other health benefits.
Minister for health, Prof. Isaac Adewole promised that his ministry is ready to partner with Nollywood to make sure that the country is healthy through some of her programmes.
The minister noted that the theme of the summit is most appropriate because an individual can only reap good things in life when he or she is alive. He admonished Nigerians not to ignore warning signs of their body, and they should always go for regular check-up.
Commissioner for Health, Lagos State, Dr Abosede Wellington, who represented Governor of Lagos State, Mr. Akinwunmi Ambode said people should be vigilant about their health especially cancer because there are more people being diagnosed with cancer in the country today.
The event was spiced up with a play by Nollywood artistes enjoining people to patronize Primary Health Centres in the country. Comedian, Klint Da Drunk, Baba Fryo, African China and others thrilled the audience with their performances.