- More prominent Nigerians are still mourning the sudden passing of Prophet Temitope Balogun Joshua
- One of such Nigerians is the Aareonakakanfo of Yorubaland, Gani Adams who described Joshua's death as a rude shock
- Adams also chronicled how the late prophet brought good tidings to Nigeria due to his service to the church and humanity
Lagos - The Aareonakakanfo of Yorubaland, Gani Adams on Sunday, June 6 described the death of the founder of the Synagogue Church Of All Nations (SCOAN), Prophet Temitope Balogun Joshua, as an eclipse in God's vineyard, saying it was a rude shock.
Adams, in a statement sent to Legit.ng on his behalf by his special assistant on media, Kehinde Aderemi said:
“I received the news of the death of my brother, Prophet TB Joshua with a heavy heart and deep sorrow. It is really devastating to hear such a sad news breaking like a wildfire. Prophet TB Joshua was an Iroko tree, an abode for many souls.
“His life was a complete definition of God's generosity and philosophy. He was very humble, gentle and generous to a fault.
“His large- heartedness knows no tribe, colour, ethnicity, language or religion. He was simply a winner of souls even spreading beyond the shores of Nigeria.
“He opened a new vista in religious tourism, and Nigeria earned a lot, in terms of foreign exchange from his accommodating spirit. With his death, there has been an eclipse in God's vineyard.”
Adams, however, prayed for God to grant the immediate family, his kinsmen, the church and the country the fortitude to bear the loss.
Legit.ng had earlier reported that Joshua died just days before his 58th birthday celebrations.
The prophet would have turned 58 on Saturday, June 12, a day also set aside to celebrate Democracy Day in Nigeria.
Legit.ng had also listed top facts about the late prophet who was well known for his unending philanthropy.
One of the mysteries surrounding Prophet Joshua was the fact that he was in his mother's womb for 15 months before his birth.