The Minister of Information and Culture, Lai Mohammed, has condoled with the family, friends and fans of the popular Nollywood actor, Victor Olaotan, who reportedly died on Thursday.
The renowned actor died on Thursday after battling a prolonged illness.
In a statement issued in Lagos on Friday, Mohammed said the hard work and commitment to excellence of the likes of Olaotan are the reasons Nollywood has taken the world by storm.
”A distinguished thespian and a gentleman, Mr. Olaotan brought joy to many homes through his talent, and was a source of inspiration to the younger generation of actors and actresses in the country,” he said.
He also commiserated with the entire Nollywood industry and prayed to God to give succour to the family left behind by Mr. Olaotan and to grant repose to the soul of the departed.