The Governor of Lagos State, Babajide Sanwo-Olu, has presented a three-bedroom apartment to veteran Nollywood actress, Lanre Adesina Hassan also known as Iya Awero.
Sanwo-Olu presented the apartment to the actress as he commissioned, delivered and renamed the Lagos Home, Igbogbo as Prince Abiodun Ogunleye Housing Estate, Igbogbo.
The announcement was made by the Chief Press Secretary to the governor, Gboyega Akosile via his Twitter account on Wednesday, March 24, 2021.
A video was shared via his Twitter accountthat reads: “Governor @jidesanwoolu today commissioned and delivered and renamed the LagosHoms, Igbogbo as Prince Abiodun Ogunleye Housing Estate, Igbogbo.”
The three-bedroom is in the newly commissioned Prince Abiodun Ogunleye Housing Estate, Igbogbo, Lagos State.
According to the governor, the veteran actress is currently going through a hassle where she lived and shouldn’t be that way, hence the need to present her with a home of her own.
Iya Awero took the stand and thanked the governor for the gift. She said, “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. 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.”
Iya Awero has featured in a lot of Yoruba-language movies and English-languge production as well She was born on October 3, 1950 in Lagos Island, Lagos.
The 70-year-old actress has acted in movies like Ogo-Nla, Aye mi, Iriri mi, Back to Africa, King of Boys and many others.