Prince Olanrewaju Elegushi, the Lagos state commissioner for home affairs, and other government officials on Wednesday, June 9, paid a condolence visit to the family of Prophet T.B. Joshua at The Synagogue Church in Ikotun. The prominent cleric and founder of the Synagogue Church of All Nations (SCOAN) died at 57 on Saturday night, June 5, in Lagos after concluding a programme.
His death threw Nigeria into mourning as millions of Nigerians, including prominent political leaders, eulogise the departed cleric. Legit.ng gathers that the home affairs commissioner presented a condolence letter to the wife of the deceased on behalf of the Lagos state government.
A statement posted on the official Facebook page of the Lagos state government indicates that Rev. Bukola Adeleke, the Special Adviser to Lagos Governor on Religious Matters (Christian) was also one of the government officials who visited the family of the late pastor. Others include Evelyn Joshua, the Special Adviser to the Governor on Civic Engagement, Princess Aderemi Adebowale and the Presiding Chaplain, Chapel of Christ The Light, Rev. Damilare Ezekiel.
Meanwhile, Nigeria’s former president, Dr Goodluck Ebele Jonathan, has also expressed sadness over the death of Prophet TB Joshua. The former president said in a statement signed by his media aide, Ikechukwu Eze, and published on his official website that he has sent a condolence message to the deceased’s family and the SCOAN congregation.
He noted that Prophet Joshua served God and humanity with relentless passion and prayed to God to grant his followers the strength to cope with his exit.
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