The Senior Pastor of Champions Royal
Assembly, Kubwa, Abuja, Joshua Iginla on
Sunday, gave out 32 cars out of which were 16
SUVs to celebrate his birthday.
Iginla also gave out money running into
several millions of naira to the aged, widows,
orphanages and scholarships to orphans from
nursery school to university.
Six Nollywood actors and actresses got
Hummer jeep 3 series, Mercedes G-Wagon and
Mercedes CLS 550. They include Jide Kosoko,
Francis Duru, Alex Usifo, Ngozi Osondu, Thelma
Nwosu and Sunday Omobolanle, popularly
known as Babaluwe. Artisans got generators and cash gifts while the
widows got deep freezers, rice and cash gifts
ranging from N150,000 to N1.5 million.
Treasure Orphanage Foundation, Nyanya,
Divine Wound Orphanage, Kubwa and Christ
Home Foundation, Kuje, got N1.5 million each and rice while some orphans in the homes
were awarded scholarships from nursery to
Iginla said he had 782 widows and orphans he
“It doesn’t matter to me if I trek home as I have
given even the car that I personally drive.
“I can only drive one car and live in one house
at a time. This understanding is what has
taught me that when I die, others will inherit
“The beauty of life is not in its duration but in its
donation. I have not seen some of the
beneficiaries before in my life or spoken to
“I’m seeing many of them for the first time
today. I am seeing Jide Kosoko for the first
time”, he said.
Iginla also said he gave cars to the Nollywood
actors because many of them were poor but
people erroneously think they were rich.
According to him, the fruit of the Nollywood
artistes were being reaped by pirates and
challenged government to do something to
“The Nollywood actors and actresses are our
ambassadors; they have projected the image of
this country positively”, he said.
Kosoko, who confirmed he was meeting Iginla
for the first time, commended him for his
philanthropy. Iginla had, in 2015, given 18 cars and millions
of naira as birthday gifts to people to celebrate
his birthday. (NAN)