June 23, 2015 – Chief Lari Williams Goes Blind & Homeless After Eviction From Lagos Home, Nigerian Actor Cries Out For Help
Today, a veteran movie star, Lari Williams cried out that he needed help from kind-hearted Nigerians because he’s about to lose his sight.
Hear what the homeless actor told News Agency of Nigeria this afternoon in Lagos:
“I have heard people say that the Lagos State or the Federal Government had given me a two-bedroom flat somewhere, it is all lies,”
“We served this country and helped to build the entertainment sector that a lot of people are benefiting from today, but there is nothing for people like me to show for it.
“Most of us are left unsung because of the kind of structure that is being run; we should be having benefits like the civil servants.
“In other climes, artists live on government subventions and are structured in such a way that they earn from their creative works,”.
“Nigerian cultural policy should be looked into so as to fashion out ways that can benefit the government and the practitioners.
“The present government should be very careful in whom it will appoint as ministers, that it will sent to the arts sector. We need hands-on individuals to be made ministers.
“Government needs to have time for the creative sector so that it can have a voice, arts has been the unfortunate ministry.
“If it is well structured, then we can stop dying poor.
“Look at Femi Robinson who played the second headmaster-character in the Village Headmaster: a Nigerian television drama, Dan Maraya Jos and others, they all died with nothing.
“We are not handing over what we have in us to the next generations; because the room was not created for that,”.