Synagogue Church of All Nations has said that the funeral of its later founder, Prophet Temitope Joshua, popularly called T.B. Joshua, would continue despite the fire incident in the church on Monday.
AF24News reported earlier today that a fire gutted a storehouse in the church’s premises around 11 pm on Monday. The fire incident happened on the night of the candle procession in honour of the late SCOAN founder.
However, in a press statement released on Tuesday, the church said that the funeral would continue as scheduled.
The statement read, “In the late evening of Monday 5th July 2021, there was a minor electrical fire incident at a storehouse within The Synagogue Church Of All Nations complex.
“The incident was quickly brought under control without any injuries.
“As part of the preparedness for the weeklong services celebrating the life and legacy of Prophet TB Joshua, The SCOAN has worked closely with relevant government agencies including the Lagos State Fire Services, whose members were on the ground at the time of the incident.
“We thank God for His continued protection. We assure the general public that there is no cause for alarm and the services celebrating the life and legacy of Prophet TB Joshua will continue as scheduled.”
The pastor, televangelist, philanthropist, leader and founder of The Synagogue died on June 5 at 57.
SCOAN had announced that TB Joshua would be laid to rest on Friday, July 9, at the church premises in Lagos.