Nigerians Divided And Thrown In Disarray Over Prophet TB Joshua's Relocation From Nigeria To Israel.

When the Clergyman Prophet TB Joshua announced his relocation from Nigeria to Israel on Sunday the Church was overwhelmed with sadness and the area at Ikotun Egbe where the Church resides in Lagos was thrown into sorrow; because residents of the area depend on visitors who come from all over the world to survive. Interviewing some of them I found out that most shops, restaurants, and hotels will close down if Prophet TB Joshua move from there to Israel. Many visitors who come from all over the world patronizes these activities because the residents of the area are poor people. The area is or rather was a remote area which was transformed into a business zone by the big Church of Prophet TB Joshua which attracts visitors from all over the world.



Lai Mohammed Begs T.B Joshua Not To Relocate Church From Nigeria.


The Minister Information and Culture, Lai Mohammed, on Tuesday urged the founder of Synagogue Church of All Nations (SCOAN), Pastor Temitope Balogun Joshua (T.B. Joshua) to reconsider his decision to relocate from Nigeria, saying such move will not in the best of the ccountry.

The founder of Synagogue had said during a church service on March 30that he would relocate from Nigeria to Israel over what he described as hostile operating environment.

He said, “This is the most persecuted ministry in the world. Who are the people persecuting the ministry? My people, Africa.

“That is why I choose to live a lonely life. If you want to see me, come to this church. I don’t go out. It has not been easy – because I don’t know who is a friend or who is an enemy. If you learn T.B. Joshua is not around, I am in a revival. I live in the church here. I don’t have a house outside.”

“What happened to me from the beginning of my ministry is enough to chase me out of this country. But I am still in your midst. Upon the persecution and hatred, I decided to follow the path of love. You show hatred; I show love. When I go for a revival, you will see the stadium full but I am not carried away by that. I leave where I’m celebrated to live where I’m persecuted.”

However, Lai Mohammed , in a chat with journalists during the Annual General Meeting (AGM) of the Nigerian Association of Tour Operators (NATOP), held in Ikeja, Lagos, described Joshua’s decision as unfortunate.

Mohammed called for dialogue between the pastor and the authorities over whatever challenges he was facing.

He said, “That will be very unfortunate in the sense that if he does move out, it will affect our tourism in Nigeria. Pastor Joshua is an important person, he must bear with us. This is his country. If he moves out and go to South Africa (for example), the revenue will go to South Africa. It is better that Pastor Joshua sits down with the relevant authority and resolve whatever problem he has. If I have access to him this is exactly what I am going to tell him.”

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