The founder of Synagogue Church of All Nations, Nigerian Prophet TB Joshua, has been recently named the 'Yoruba man of the decade'.
According to Nigerian Tribune, TB Joshua, who is also popular to the fame of his Christian television station Emmanuel TV, received the commendation from IrohinOdua, the first pan-Yoruba news outlet.
Nigerian Nobel laureate, Wole Soyinka, was listed as the Yoruba Man of the Year 2014. IrohinOdua describes Professor as a “stainless steel and the most righteous of the living Yoruba faithful.”
Additionally, the prominent Nigerian statesman and social democrat, Chief Obafemi Awolowo, was posthumously awarded 'Yoruba man of the century'.
The statement was signed by the Editorial Board Chairman of IrohinOdua, Prince Babatunde Adeleke. According to him, the three personalities were chosen after discussions and a careful consideration of the role each had played in the modern Yoruba history.
Praising Pastor TB Joshua, Prince Adeleke said:
“He began his ministerial career at a swampy location in Ikotun Egbe, Lagos. Today, this ancestral origin of the Synagogue has transformed from a dingy wasteland into a local Disneyland drawing, in one year, millions of visitors to Nigeria from Africa, Europe, the Middle East and America.”
According to the Chairman, through tonnes of email correspondents sent to IrohinOdua, Pastor Joshua received commendations for his prominent services to mankind.
"We see in his handiwork, a quiet revolution to transform the world in ways unimaginable. Since we blew the whistle for nomination, we have received incalculable, baffling testimonials from royals and ordinary street folks leading us to a hidden light in a dark, malicious world where the poor remain the dreg and the end butt of repression, neglect and perpetual want," Adekele continued.
It would be noted that recently the Nigerian prophet has had not very good times as Lagos High Court slammed a substantial fine of N25,000 on the Synagogue Church Of All Nations and its founder. The issue was the delay in a further hearing of its suit against the Lagos state coroner.