Prophet Temitope Joshua, better known as T. B Joshua has been buried amid tears from his teeming followers and public figures.
The burial took place at the Synagogue Church of All Nations (SCOAN) in Lagos after an interment service attended by dignitaries including Governor Rotimi Akeredolu of Ondo State.
Friday’s burial was the culmination of a week-long funeral rites that attracted hoards of people across the globe.
The charismatic preacher’s body arrived at the SCOAN premises in the Ikotun-Egbe area of Lagos on Thursday.
While paying tribute to the Ondo-born televangelist who rose to prominence in the 1990s, Akeredolu described TB Joshua’s death as a loss to humanity.
He said the preacher who attracted thousands of worshippers to his mega-church was a special breed, admitting that the mammoth crowd that attended his burial eclipsed what was recorded during the funeral of South Africa’s foremost freedom fighter, Nelson Mandela.
“I’m not too sure we’ve had the world so congregated in this number from different countries in many such services, maybe, that of Nelson Mandela but the world is more represented here than when Nelson Mandela was buried,” Akeredolu said of the cleric who was credited with predicting some global events. “Indeed, it was and is being globally acknowledged today by all of us.”
T.B Joshua died on June 5th in Lagos after holding a church service. The cause of his death is unknown.