By Henry Okonkwo
The Senate on Tuesday held a minute silence to mourn the demise of Prophet Temitope Balogun Joshua, founder of the Synagogue Church of All Nations.
This was just as the Senate President, Ahmad Lawan, sent a condolence message to the family of the deceased who died on Saturday, last week.
Coming under Order 43 of the Senate Rules, the Deputy Leader, Senator Ajayi Boroffice, drew the attention of his colleagues to the demise of Prophet T. B. Joshua.
The lawmaker said, “Joshua was a man of humble beginning who rose to build the Synagogue Church of All Nations (SCOAN), a ministry renowned for charity; with membership from across Nigeria, Africa, Latin America and other parts of the world.
“He epitomised the true Nigerian spirit, he was religious tolerant, welcoming to all ethnic inclinations and believed in the unity of Nigeria;
“The late Prophet Temitope Balogun Joshua was an illustrious son of Ondo State who contributed his quota to the advancement of Ondo State, sponsored electrification projects in communities, installed transformers and largely provided succor to the needy in the society.”
In his remarks, the Senate President said, “Let me condole the family of T. B. Joshua, and also say that our country and Nigerian leaders across all levels need prayers.
“We need the intervention of God while we continue to do our work and perform our functions and duties.”