The late Prophet Temitope Balogun Joshua, the founder of the Synagogue Church of All Nations (SCOAN), was described as a world citizen by Ondo State Governor Rotimi Akeredolu.
According to the Governor, the late televangelist was a Nigerian from Ondo state, but his efforts made him a world citizen who no one can claim.
This was revealed by Akeredolu while speaking about the late Joshua’s life at the church’s current lying-in-state service.
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The governor said he was contacted by Oba Yisa Olanipekun, the monarch of Arigidi Akoko, TB Joshua’s hometown, to persuade the family and the church to bring the remains to the hometown as the ultimate resting place.
“When the Zaki of Arigidi-Akoko called me, he was crying on phone, he begged me to talk to the family,” he said.
“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.
“Yes, he was from us, from Ondo State, he was a Nigerian but he remained a world citizen,” he added.
The late prophet was also praised as an unique gem by the governor, who said he was a blessing to humanity and a brilliant Ambassador of the Sunshine State whose Ministry was known for philanthropy.
Olanrewaju Elegushi, Lagos Commissioner of Home Affairs was present at the event on behalf of Lagos Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu. The event also saw the presence of Lucky Aiyedatiwa, deputy governor of Ondo State, Dele Momodu of Ovation magazines and many others.