By our reporter| The remains of renowned televangelist and founder of the Synagogue Church of All Nations, Prophet Temitope Balogun Joshua, has been buried after a farewell service at the church premises on Friday.
The 57-year-old was buried was at exactly 2:52pm in the presence of his widow, Evelyn; his children, family members, and other loved ones.
Joshua was buried after a week-long funeral service which climaxed on Friday afternoon.
Speaking earlier at the funeral service, governor Rotimi Akeredolu of Ondo state described the late Joshua as a world citizen.
According to him, the late televangelist was from Ondo state and a Nigerian but his work made him a world citizen that cannot be claimed by anyone.
The governor further revealed 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.
Akeredolu said, “When the Zaki of Arigidi-Akoko called me, he was crying on phone, he begged me to talk to the family.”
“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.”
“He was not born with a silver spoon but from what I heard, he was a special child because he performed miracles even from primary school.
“He was born with a special gift, and his love was not only for the less privileged.
“Even those of us who are privileged benefitted from his love.”
Lagos state governor, Babajide Sanwo-Olu, who was represented by Olanrewaju Elegushi, Lagos Commissioner for Home Affairs, told the congregation that the late prophet fulfilled his destiny on earth by living for others.
He urged Christians to long for the spirit of dedication shown by the late prophet.
Joshua, who was born on June 12, 1963, had planned to celebrate his 58th birthday on June 12, 2021, before his death on June 5, 2021.