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TB Joshua’s family meets at funeral, Senate mourns – Punch Newspapers

Three days after the death of Pastor Temitope Joshua, founder of the Synagogue of All Nations, family members gathered in Lagos State on Tuesday to plan his funeral.

Joshua, 57, died Sunday in Lagos.

Alhaci Salisu Musa, the uncle of the deceased, who spoke to our correspondent on the phone on Tuesday, said that the date of the funeral was not given by the family.

He said, “We (family members) are new to Lagos; We will hold a meeting to decide on the arrangement of the funeral. We will inform you as soon as we meet and decide. “

Recall that the country of the deceased, Akhtidi Akoko, Oba Yisa Olanipek in the Akoko Northern Local Government Area of ​​Ondo Province, had requested the burial of the late SCOAN founder Arigidi Akoko.

Meanwhile, Ibrahim Akoko monarch Oba Olusegun Atibioke called on the Ondo provincial government to consider immortalizing the late cleric by naming an institution in the province after Joshua.

He called on Balog’s family to bury the late priest in his hometown.

A source in Arigidi Akoko also told one of our correspondents that community members had organized a march around the city on Tuesday to honor the departed priest.

“As long as service buses are not on the road in the city market, all markets and shops are still closed,” he said.

The Senate observes a minute of silence

In connection with this, the Senate on Tuesday observed a minute of silence in honor of Joshua.

Deputy Chairman of the Senate, but also a senator representing the North Senator District of Ondo, Prof. Ajayi Boroffice drew the attention of his colleagues to the death of the late prophet.

Senate President Ahmed Lawan prayed for the release of the late prophet’s soul.

“Let me offer my condolences to the family of Washington Joshua, as well as to the prayers of our country and Nigerian leaders at all levels,” he said.

“We need God’s intervention as we continue our work and perform our functions and responsibilities.”

CAN mourns 72 hours after Joshua’s death

Similarly, on Tuesday, the Nigerian Christian Association broke the ear-breaking silence and offered its condolences to Joshua’s family and SCOAN.

The message came 72 hours after Joshua’s death.

However, the late cleric Evelyn, in a message to CAN President Dr. Samson Olasupo Ayokunle, described the late prophet as “a charismatic Nigerian priest, television personality and philanthropist who has dedicated his life to preaching.” The Bible. ”

He said, “Hz. TB Joshua was a charismatic Nigerian priest, television personality, and philanthropist who devoted his entire life to spreading the gospel and serving the needs of the oppressed. He was known for his philosophical simplicity and modesty. His death is a loss not only to the family and the church, but to Nigeria and the world at large. ”

In addition, Lagos Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu said in a statement to General Spokesman Gboyega Akosile, “Hazrat TB Joshua’s pastoral, wise exhortation and charitable actions will be greatly missed by his family. and all members of the Church of the Synagogue, in which he played an active role as a philanthropist.

Similarly, Ife’s Ooni Oba Adeyeye Ogunwusi Ojaja reads in part in a message signed by the monarch’s spokesman, Musa Olafare, on Tuesday: a society full of justice and a prominent sports lover

“While it is a fact that his departure is now missed by all, I urge the Christian world to go beyond mourning and learn from the good life of this great man of God.”

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