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The founder and General Overseer of the Kingsway International Christian Centre (KICC), Pastor Matthew Ashimolowo, has been filmed asking his church members to give a thousand dollars or naira for every year each of them has lived on earth.
He said: “So if you’ve lived on earth 35 years, you give $35,000 (or Naira). If you’ve lived on earth 60 years, you give $60,000 (or Naira).”
During a church service, the man of God, who is worth between 6 and $10 million, according to Forbes, described the offering as “the seed of Glorious expectation”.
Kingsway International Christian Center is located in the United Kingdom with branches in Nigeria.
According to a video which has gone viral on social media, Mr. Ashimolowo said: “For every year you have lived on earth, I want you to give a N100… No sorry, a 1000 naira.
“If you have lived on earth for 35 years, you give N35,000. You have lived 60 years, you give N60,000.
“Those who are paying in dollars to the left while those paying in naira to the right.
“Thousand dollars to the left, thousand naira to the right, those that are doing the both, to the middle.
“Get out of your seats.”
The video was shared by Nigerian On Air Personality, OAP, Daddy Freeze, with the caption: “Nigerians, their IQ of 67 and their men of God. Come and give a thousand dollars for every year you have lived?”
“Can you show me anywhere in the Bible where Jesus used this ‘fund raising’ approach? I remember 5 loaves and 2 fishes but 1000 dollars?”