Founder, Synagogue Church Of All Nations (SCOAN), Temitope Joshua has announced that the Sierra Leonean government were sent 4000 bottles of his ‘anointing water’ to spiritually fortify the country against the deadly Ebola Virus Disease.
He also announced that a private jet hired at $50,000 conveyed the spiritual items to the country yesterday.
The cleric said that an extra $50,000 was given to victims of the disease as donated by the prophet and his ‘Emmanuel TV Partners’.
TB Joshua also expressed his displeasure at the way the Ebola crisis was being handled.
“Ebola is not Nigeria’s challenge,” he began. “Our challenge is insecurity. It is a strange ailment. That someone from another country for an ECOWAS meeting and died of Ebola does not mean Nigeria is not safe,” he stated, adding that fear-mongering in the media was only making matters worse.
“To the extent we talk bad about Nigeria, to that same extent our name is destroyed,” the cleric defiantly continued, bemoaning the name Nigeria was being given in the international community because of the news projected. [eap_ad_1] “This is a country under repair because of what Boko Haram has done to the nation. Don’t damage it more. This nation is safe. If there is any challenge, we have what it takes to surmount it,” he stated, calling on Nigerians to learn from the way Ghana protected the name of their nation.
He also called President Jonathan’s state of emergency move a mere “propaganda”.
“When a little thing happens, you exaggerate it because you are looking for funds. How much can the international community give to us that can redeem the name Nigeria we are soiling? A beggar always remains a beggar. Africa, stop begging – you have what it takes to solve your problems.”
Joshua said he was saddened by the news that some African nations had closed their borders to the countries affected by the Ebola outbreak, stating that it destroys the purpose of African unity.
“What is the meaning of African unity? The wound of an African is the wound of all Africans. The wound of one is the wound of all. A nation that stands to solve the problem of other nations will become successful,” he added.
“We should rise up and see the wound of others as our wound. Stand up to the occasion and help instead of closing your borders against your African brothers.”
Joshua concluded that giving citizens proper education about the disease was important but the spread of the disease should not be maliciously exaggerated.
“That does not mean you should use it to destroy the name of Nigeria as if it is here. It’s not! protection and prevention – that should be our assignment in Nigeria,” he said.