- The brother of late Pastor T.B Joshua has recalled his last encounter with him.
EKO HOT BLOG reports that the residents of Arigidi Akoko, in the Akoko North West Local Government Area of Ondo State, have since been mourning the death of the founder of the Synagogue Church of All Nations (SCOAN), Pastor Temitope Balogun Joshua popularly called T.B Joshua, who died on Saturday.
It was gathered that since the death of the popular cleric, Arigidi Akoko, his hometown, has been wearing a mournful look.
“Market and shops are closed in Arigidi Akoko and the nearby towns and villages to honour the departed cleric,” a source disclosed on Monday.
This is just as his elder brother, Mr Abimbola Balogun, said he saw the late pastor, eight months ago, when he advised him to always show love to the people.
Speaking on Monday, Balogun, who said he was in a state of disbelief, described his late younger brother as a God-sent to the family and the entire community because of his philanthropic gestures that had positively affected the lives of many people in the area.
“I saw my brother last, eight months ago; and during that encounter, he advised me to love the people around me and I that should avoid too much love for money.
“We will miss him because he was our breadwinner; the entire community will miss him,” he said.
According to Punch, a friend of late T.B Joshua, who is also the traditional ruler of Gedegede Akoko , Oba Walidu Sanni, said the downtrodden, widows, persons with disabilities and the elderly would miss him for his benevolence.
On his part, the Chairman of the Akoko North West LGA, Ayodele Akande, who paid a condolence visit to the family of the late pastor in Arigidi Akoko, described him as “an exceptional humble and generous person.”
T.B Joshua died in Lagos on Saturday at the age of 57.
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