Prophet TB Joshua burial ceremony dates have been fixed.
Newsone reports that the late founder of the Synagogue Church of All Nations (SCOAN), Pastor Temitope Joshua popularly known as Prophet TB Joshua, may be buried on July 9, 2021 on the premises of his church in Lagos State, Nigeria’s commercial city.
This online news platform recalls that Prophet TB Joshua died June 5, 2021 in Lagos State at the age of 57.
Newsone Nigeria understands that a member of the family, who spoke on condition of anonymity on Sunday, said the date for Prophet TB Joshua burial was fixed after the immediate and extended members of the family of Prophet TB Joshua met at the residence of the deceased in Lagos State on Friday.
The decision of the family is contrary to the expectation of the monarch of Arigidi Akoko, Oba Yisa Olanipekun, and some other traditional rulers in the Akoko area, who wanted the late pastor buried in his hometown, Arigidi Akoko.
Newsone Nigeria understands that the traditional rulers were of the opinion that if the late cleric was taken to his hometown for burial, it would further give the town global recognition as the deceased’s worshippers all over the world would want to visit it to see his tomb and would also make the church to continue the project already embarked upon by the late founder.
But the family member said TB Joshua wife, Evelyn, and the children of the late cleric prevailed on the other family members over the burial place and date at the meeting.
Prophet TB Joshua burial
A report monitored on PUNCH online by Newsone, quoted a source to have said the burial arrangement would take place between July 5 and July 9, 2021.
The source said, “The extended family members, his (Joshua) wife and children held a meeting on Friday and it was decided that he should be buried in Lagos and the burial programme will be between July 5 and 9.
“It was on the insistence of the wife and the children that the other family members agree on the place of burial because they said they saw revelations that he should be buried in Lagos. Since they said it was spiritual, the family agreed with them.”
However, one of the community leaders in Akokoland, Chief Ladi Bello, said since the decision had been taken on Prophet TB Joshua burial arrangement, the ongoing project left behind in Arigidi Akoko by the late pastor should not be abandoned.
“Now that the burial will take place in Lagos, his legacies must be sustained while his projects in Akokoland should not be abandoned,” Bello urged.
Meanwhile, SCOAN did not hold any of its three services on Sunday as the church remained shut over the death of Prophet TB Joshua.