The Senior Pastor of Champions Royal Assembly, located in Kubwa, Abuja, Pastor Iginla, has urged Nigerians to come to the aid of actors and actresses that are having serious health challenges.
He said that Nigerians should not allow them die because these people have given to the society and the industry by entertaining the nation therefore they need to get it back when they need it. He said this on Sunday service when he gave a new Peugeot 501 to a
Nollywood actor, Mr Ayo Emmanuel, popularly known as Nollywood Policeman.
Recall that Pastor Iginla gave out about 32 cars including 16 SUVs and money as a way of celebrating his birthday.
He expressed disappointment over the fact that actors are suffering because of piracy and other things.
“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 hardworking 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.
Speaking about the reasons he gives, he said “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.
“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.”
Iginla also pledged to sponsor the reconstructive surgery for an acid victim in India.
The victim, Jamila Yusuf, 26, who was allegedly bathed with acid by her fiancé requires about N10 million for surgery.