The Synagogue Church of All Nations (SCOAN) has announced July 5 and 9 2021, as the funeral date for its Founder, Prophet Temitope Joshua, popularly known as T.B. Joshua, who died last week in Lagos State at the age of 57.
According to a source, who pleaded anonymity, the date was fixed after the immediate and extended members of the family of T.B. Joshua met at the residence of the deceased in Lagos State on Friday, June 12.
This decision is contrary to the expectations 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.
The traditional rulers are of the opinion that if the late cleric is taken to his hometown for burial, it would give the town global recognition as the deceased worshippers all over the world would want to visit to see his tomb and would also make the church to continue the project already embarked upon by the late founder.
However, report has it that, Mrs Evelyn Joshua, wife of late Prophet T.B. Joshua, who said the death of her husband is an act of God, insisted that Lagos State should be the place of his burial.
According to Mrs Evelyn, the children, and other members of the family, the decision on the burial arrangement of the Prophet is due to the revelation they had, and since they said it was spiritual, the family agreed with them.
One of the Community leaders in Akoko land, Chief Ladi Bello, urged SCOAN and family saying, TB Joshua’s legacies should be sustained and also his projects in Akoko land should not be abandoned.