According to the Vanguard, Pastor Joshua Iginla, Senior Pastor, Champions Royal Assembly, Kubwa, Abuja, gave N5 million to Jamila Yusuf, 26, who was allegedly bathed with acid by her fiance. Iginla also gave a new Peugeot 501 to a Nollywood actor, Mr Ayo Emmanuel, popularly known as “Nollywood Policeman”. Iginla, who made the presentation to the beneficiaries at the Church service, also pledged to sponsor the reconstructive surgery for the acid victim in India. Bro Joshua Iginla The Pastor explained that the total sum required for the surgery was about N10 million and encouraged people to contribute to save the victim’s life. He, however, pledged to complete the money by next week with another N5 million if the balance was not raised by then.
Presenting the car to Emmanuel, Iginla expressed concern that many Nollywood actors and actresses were suffering due to piracy. “The level of piracy in this country is serious; I hope government will do something about it. “These Nollywood actors and actresses are Nigeria’s ambassadors who are projecting the image of the country to the world favourably. “Many of them have died prematurely because they are hard working but piracy has crippled them. “We enjoy watching their films but we watch them when they are helpless with none to help them. “You think they are rich just because they act rich men’s and women’s roles but many of them get 50,000 naira for a role and they may not get another role until about three months later,” he said. Iginla enjoined Nigerians to assist those in need, saying “I give because I rose from grass to grace; so I understand that I will only live in one house and ride only one car at a time”. Iginla is also knwon for being an extremely generous man as gave out 32 exotic cars to people, including many Nollywood actors and actresses in May and 22 cars in 2015.