- Countless Nigerians have expressed pain over the sudden demise of T.B. Joshua, the leader of SCOAN
- One of such persons is Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu of Lagos state on Monday, June 7, who referred to the cleric's death as regrettable
- Yet, Governor Sanwo-Olu urged the mourning family of the prophet to be encouraged because he was a channel through which God touched lives
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Lagos - Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu of Lagos state has reacted to the death of T.B. Joshua, the founder of the Synagogue Church of All Nations (SCOAN).
In a statement on Monday, June 7, through his chief press secretary, Gboyega Akosile, Sanwo-Olu described the prophet's demise as very painful, PM News reports.
However, encouraging the bereaved family to take solace in God for the fact that the late cleric lived a good life, the Lagos governor noted that the development should be taken in good faith.
He recalled that Prophet Joshua touched the lives of people both locally and in many parts of the world, especially as a philanthropist, adding that this aspect of his life will greatly be missed.
The statement read in part:
“The pastoral, wise counsel and philanthropic gestures of Prophet T.B Joshua will be sorely missed by his family, the less privileged and the entire members of The Synagogue Church of Nations, especially in Ikotun axis of Lagos State, where he played active roles as a cleric and philanthropist before he passed on.
“I sympathise with his family, friends, associates, widow of the deceased and the entire members of The Synagogue Church of Nations and the Ondo State Government. I pray that God will grant the late Prophet T.B Joshua eternal rest and grant the family the fortitude to bear the irreparable loss.”
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Meanwhile, the general overseer of the United Apostolic Church of Christ (UACC) worldwide, James Bayo-Owoyemi, said Joshua likely died because he had concluded his earthly mission.
The president of UACC made the claim when he spoke with journalists on Monday, June 7. He said having completed all his ministry, Joshua had to leave when the ovation was loudest.
The Christian leader described the late founder of the Synagogue Church of all Nations as an intercessor and bridge-builder between God and humans.