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TB Joshua for burial July 9, says family

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The family of the late Prophet Temitope Balogun Joshua – founder of the Synagogue Church of All Nations – has revealed that he will be buried on the premises of his church in Lagos State on July 9, 2021.

WUZUPNIGERIA reported that the renowned clergyman passed away on June 5 at the age of 57, less than a week from his 58th birthday.

While the monarch of Arigidi Akoko, Oba Yisa Olanipekun, and some other traditional rulers in the Akoko area, wanted the late pastor buried in his hometown, Arigidi Akoko, the immediate and extended members of the family of TB Joshua met at the residence of the deceased in Lagos on Friday to fix a date.

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This was revealed by a member of the family, who spoke on condition of anonymity on Sunday.

The source said the burial arrangement would take place between July 5 and July 9, 2021, contrary to the wishes of the traditional rulers who claimed a hometown burial 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.

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The PUNCH, quoting the source, said that the clergyman’s widow, Evelyn, and his children prevailed on the other family members over the burial place and date at the meeting.

He 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.”

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However, one of the community leaders in Akokoland, Chief Ladi Bello, said since the decision had been taken on the burial arrangement of the deceased, 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.

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