- Millions of Nigerians and non-Nigerians are still mourning the death of the highly-revered Prophet TB Joshua
- President Muhammadu Buhari has sent his condolences to all those connected with the late preacher
- Buhari described the Ondo-born cleric as a man who touched many lives through his teachings and philanthropy
Abuja - President Muhammadu Buhari has commiserated with the family and members of the Synagogue Church of All Nations (SCOAN) on the passing of their father and founder, Pastor Temitope Balogun Joshua, popularly known as TB Joshua.
The president's commiseration with SCOAN members and the immediate family of the deceased were contained in a statement released on his behalf by his spokesman, Femi Adesina and seen by Legit.ng.
Buhari stated that the renowned televangelist will be missed by his followers all over the world not only for his spiritual contributions, but for touching many lives through philanthropic gestures.
President Buhari urged Pastor Joshua's followers to take solace in the knowledge that life is not measured and defined by chronological longevity but by enduring legacies and lives touched positively.
He also condoled with the government and people of Ondo, the home state of Prophet Joshua, and prayed that God Almighty will accept the soul of the departed cleric.
On his part, the Aareonakakanfo of Yorubaland, Gani Adams on Sunday, June 6 described the death of Prophet 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 stated that Prophet Joshua was an abode for many souls.
Legit.ng had earlier reported that Prophet Joshua died just days before his 58th birthday celebrations.
The revered 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.