Late Pastor Temitope Joshua,the late founder of the Synagogue Church of All Nations, may be buried on Friday, the 9th of July 2021 in his church premise in Lagos State.
The Prophet who died last week in Lagos State at the age of 57.
A Relative who spoke anonymously yesterday, said the date was fixed after the members of the family met at the residence of the deceased on Friday.
The family’s decision is however contrary to the expectation of the monarch of Arigidi Akoko, Oba Yisa Olanipekun, and some other traditional rulers in the Akoko area. Their plan was to bury the late pastor in his hometown, Arigidi Akoko.
TVR Correspondent gathers that the traditional rulers were of the opinion that if he was buries in his hometown, it would give the town global recognition as the deceased’s worshippers would want to visit it to see his tomb from far and wide and this would also ensure that the church continues the project which was already started by the late founder.
The family member said the decision of the wife, Evelyn, and the children of the late cleric prevailed over at the meeting.
TVR said the burial arrangement would take place between July 5 and July 9, 2021.
According to the family member; “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.”
Chief Ladi Bello, one of the community leaders in Akokoland hopes that the ongoing project left behind in Arigidi Akoko by the late pastor is not abandoned. “Now that the burial will take place in Lagos, his legacoes must be sustained while his projects in Akokoland should not be abandoned,” Bello urged.
TVR Correspondent gathers that SCOAN has not held any of its three Sunday services as the church remains shut, however the main gate remained opened for pedestrians, visitors and church workers.
It was also gathers that businesses around the church has been poor since the death of the prophet.
Favour Anthonia Adeniyi.