Popular Yoruba actor, Yomi Fash Lanso has criticised the negligence acts of his colleagues in the movie industry, in bailing bail out the late Moji Olaiya‘s situation, before Chief Bola Tinubu did. Yomi said it’s not the duty of any government or nation influencer to retrieve her corpse from Canada but that of Nollywoods’_
He wrote on IG:
That d Jagaban came to the rescue of the family is not news. dat is trademark Jagaban. Long before he became governor, his large heart is a known fact, and for good causes. So here, he has done nothing outside of his person. In same regard, it is wrong to label the governor of Ekiti state for not doing. His aide said no official request came in, so on what basis is he being pilloried? Meanwhile, what is condemnable here is d entitlement attitude of the committee and perhaps of very many sympathisers which is not only regrettable but unfortunate. Moji’s memory does not deserve this. What should be the norm? What should b d attitude of Nollywood to the rot in our system that has ensured several members and as a matter of fact, several Nigerians die daily for ailments that are manageable and for deaths that are preventable? Anyone using the occasion of the largesse of the Jagaban to create an unnecessary divisive and patronising narrative needs his or her head examined for not only being mischievous but outrightly missing the point. If Nollywood is not aware, it should be told that their members are entitled to nothing extra beyond what every other Nigerians are entitled to, and really they have not served the memory of Moji well. If they would serve her memory well, is it not time to realise that Moji or any other Nigerian has no business going to Canada or elsewhere to deliver if similar faith exist in our own healthcare system? That unlike the Minister of Health said, no one will go abroad for treatment if the same treatment exist here in Nigeria. And rather than running to governors and political leaders for bailouts, the industry should rather use its vantage position to demand that things be put into shape in the country and be ashamed of their Almajari’s style of operation. That is what Moji would be happy and proud at, and that is the only way to be responsible. Other equally important members of their association have gone without this attention, without the needed help, and they should not wait for the next victim before acting.