By Chioma Ugboma
Dr Kayode Ajulo, former National Secretary, Labour Party, has revealed that Prophet T. B. Joshua, founder of Synagogue Church of All Nations who died early Sunday morning initiated many projects to put his hometown in Akoko, Ondo State on the world map.
The lawyer who was from the same area of Ondo State as the late Prophet revealed that TB Joshua was building a big University in Akoko and had also initiated the Akoko Mega City Project.
He added that the mega city project was expected to place Akoko on the world map, opening it for more economic opportunities when completed.
He also noted that that the cleric attracted the largest number of tourists to the country.
“His death is a huge loss to Ondo State, Nigeria and Africa. He attracted so many tourists to the state, the country and Africa,” Ajulo said in a statement on Sunday in Lagos.
Ajulo, a native of Ifira Akoko, further revealed that Prophet T.B Joshua sponsored virtually all politicians in the area who were interested in seeking elective positions.
He described Joshua’s death as “shocking”, adding that his exit represented an irreparable loss to Nigeria.
The human rights Lawyer also described Joshua as a “very compassionate and gold-hearted Religious leader”.
SCOAN leadership announced the death of T.B. Joshua early Sunday. He would have clocked 58 on June 12.
“With the shocking demise of Prophet T. B. Joshua, Nigeria has lost a religious leader whose numerous activities have positively influenced the nation, the downtrodden and his followers,” he said.
Ajulo recounted how he had offered to give the late Prophet a huge parcel of land to relocate his Church to Ifira Akoko, Ondo State, in the wake of the controversies that surrounded the death of worshippers at his Church.
“I offered him a huge piece of land to relocate, but the man of God rejected the offer. He, instead, offered to make a huge donation to the entire Akoko kingdom.”
He prayed God to give his immediate family, people of Akoko, his worshippers and Africa in general, the fortitude to bear his demise.
Ajulo also prayed to God to forgive Joshua’s shortcomings and grant him eternal rest in paradise.