Why TB Joshua was not buried in his hometown, Arigidi-Akoko – Akeredolu
The Executive Governor of Ondo State, Rotimi Akeredolu has revealed why the late founder of the Synagogue, Church of All Nations, Prophet Temitope Balogun Joshua was not buried in his hometown, Arigidi-Akoko in Ondo state.
Akeredolu said that though the late televangelist and philanthropist was from Ondo state and a Nigerian but his work made him a world citizen that cannot be claimed by anyone.
The governor stated this while speaking on the life of the late TB Joshua at the laying-to-rest service in his church.
The governor said he was contacted by the monarch of Arigidi-Akoko, the hometown of TB Joshua, Oba Yisa Olanipekun, to convince the family and the church to bring the remains to the hometown as the final resting place.
He added, “When the Zaki of Arigidi-Akoko called me, he was crying on phone, he begged me to talk to the family,” he said.
“I told him there was nothing I could do because the man of God has a family and his final resting place can only be decided by them.
“Yes, he was from us, from Ondo State, he was a Nigerian but he remained a world citizen.”
Akeredolu also described the late prophet as a rare gem, adding that the renowned man of God was a blessing to humanity and a great Ambassador of the Sunshine State whose Ministry was noted for charity.