- Governor Rotimi Akeredolu of Ondo state has paid his last respect to the late founder of the Synagogue Church of All Nations (SCOAN)
- Pastor TB Joshua died on Saturday, June 5, after a live programme at the church auditorium in the Ikotun area of Lagos state
- The governor noted that the late cleric’s philanthropic gestures cut across Nigeria and other countries of the world
Legit.ng gathered that Akeredolu disclosed this while speaking on the life of the late Joshua at the lying-in-state currently ongoing in the church premises.
Pastor TB Joshua is a world citizen
The governor said he was contacted by the monarch of Arigidi Akoko, the hometown of TB Joshua, Oba Yisa Olanipekun, to convince the family and the church to bring the remains to the hometown as the final resting place.
“When the Zaki of Arigidi-Akoko called me, he was crying on phone, he begged me to talk to the family. I told him there was nothing I could do because the man of God has a family and his final resting place can only be decided by them."
Akeredolu also described the late prophet as a rare gem, adding that the renowned man of God was a blessing to humanity and a great ambassador of Ondo state whose ministry was noted for charity.
Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu of Lagos state was represented by Olanrewaju Elegushi, the state commissioner for home affairs.
Old White woman bursts into tears as TB Joshua’s corpse arrives SCOAN premises
Meanwhile, Legit.ng had previously reported that the people around the world on Thursday, July 8, joined Nigerians by paying their last respect to the late TB Joshua.
It was reported that the leadership of the church held the lying-in-state ceremony for the late pastor in preparation for the final burial on Friday, July 9.
A White woman believed to be above 75-year-old, could not control her emotions when the corpse of Pastor Joshua arrived at the church premises.