Prophet TB Joshua’s family finally releases date and place for his burial

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Preparation for the burial of Prophet TB Joshua real name Temotope Balogun Joshua, is underway as the family finalises the date and place.

A member of the family, who spoke on condition of anonymity on Sunday, said the date was fixed after the immediate and extended members of the family of TB Joshua met at the residence of the deceased in Lagos State on Friday.

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The family decision is contrary to the expectation 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, Arigidi Akoko.

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The traditional rulers were of the opinion that if the late cleric was taken to his hometown for burial, it 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.

But the family member said the wife, Evelyn, and the children of the late cleric prevailed on the other family members over the burial place and date at the meeting.

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The source said the burial arrangement would take place between July 5 and July 9, 2021

Meanwhile, SCOAN did not hold any of its three services on Sunday as the church remained shut.

Punch correspondent who visited the church on Sunday, however, noted that the main gate remained open for pedestrians, church staff and visitors.

Also, residents of the area said business had been poor since the demise of the cleric.

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