Senate mourns T.B. Joshua

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The Senate, on Tuesday, observed a minute silence over the demise of Prophet Temitope Joshua, founder of the Synagogue Church of All Nations (SCOAN).

Prophet T.B Joshua died on June 5 at the age of 57.

The senate resolution followed adoption of a point of order by Deputy Senate Leader,  Senator Ajayi Boroffice (APC- Ondo)  citing  order 43 of its rule.

Ajayi  described the late prophet as an illustrious son of Ondo State who contributed his quota towards advancement of the his people and humanity at large.

He narrated how the deceased supported residents to acquire education, sponsored electricity projects in communities among several development projects.

He said Joshua was known for supporting widows, orphans and sponsoring of life changing programmes for the less privileged.

Ajayi said the late prophet was a compassionate Nigerian who supported community development and nation building.

He said in recognition of his contributions  to national development , the Federal Government honoured the late prophet with the Order of Federal Republic (OFR) in 2008.

President of the Senate, Ahmad Lawan, in his remarks,  condoled with the family of the late prophet.

He said Nigeria and its leaders at all levels needed  prayers for God’s  intervention  to continue to discharge their responsibilities.

He said prayers from all Nigerians were  very important to overcome numerous challenges  facing the country.

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