Wife of the late founder of the Synagogue Church of All Nations (SCOAN), Prophet T.B. Joshua, has said the death of her husband didn’t come to her as a surprise.
The bereaved wife made this statement during the condolence visit of a delegation of the Lagos State Government (LASG), sent by Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu to commiserate with the family of the deceased minister.
Receiving the delegation, the wife of the deceased, Evelyn Balogun, appreciated the state government for the visit, describing the incidence as an act of God.
According to her, the departure of her husband wasn’t a surprise to her as she has been used to him saying his ministry is what he would die for.
Her words: “On behalf of myself and the entire synagogue family, we are grateful, (and) thankful for your presence here today (Wednesday).
“What happened is an act of God. There is time for everything. Like my husband do say. That is the word I knew from him very well. This is the job he was known for. This is what he was living for. That is what he was going to die for.
“So, it didn’t come to me as a surprise. I wasn’t surprise when it happened. As we all know, he was in service that day. So, that’s it.”
Mentioning that the arrangement for funerals would be made public, she pleaded for the governor’s presence and support.
“I appreciate you all. I’m pleading, this is my message to the governor. We need you; we need your presence,” she said.
Leading the delegation was the Commissioner for Home Affairs, Prince Anofiu Elegushi.
Also among the delegation include the Special Adviser to the Governor on Civic Engagement, Princess Aderemi Adebowale, the Presiding Chaplain, Chapel of Christ The Light, Venerable Ezekiel Oluwadare, Directors in the Ministry of Home Affairs, among other officials.
The delegation, which presented a condolence letter signed by the governor to the family of the deceased, prayed that God grant the family the fortitude to bear the loss.
In his comment, Elegushi said: “We are here on the directive of the Lagos State Governor, Mr. Babajide Olusola Sanwo-Olu to pay a condolence visit and offer prayers to the family of our beloved pastor and prophet T.B. Joshua.”
It would be recalled that the popular Tele-evangelist, Prophet T.B. Joshua, was announced to have yielded to death after conducting a service on Saturday night.