I’m not surprised by my husband’s death, TB Joshua’s widow declares




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Evelyn, wife the late founder the Synagogue All Nations, Prophet Temitope Joshua, aka TB Joshua, on Wednesday, said the death of her husband was an act of God.

She spoke when a delegate from the Governor, Babajide , led by the Commissioner for Affairs, Prince Anofiu Elegushi, paid her a condolence visit in the Ikotun area Lagos.

TB Joshua died in Lagos on at the age 57.

His widow, while speaking to officials of the government, said the death did not come to her as a surprise.

She said, “What happened was an act of God. There is time for everything, like my husband would say. That was the word I knew from him very well. This is the job he was known for. This is what he was living for. That is what he was going to for. So, didn’t come to me as a surprise. I wasn’t surprised when happened. As we all know, he was in service that day. So, that’ .”

Joshua’ wife appealed to to actively in her husband’ burial, which she said would be made very soon.

Speaking, Elegushi said, “We are here on the directive of the Governor, Mr Babajide Olusola to pay a condolence visit and offer to the family of beloved pastor and prophet TB Joshua.”

The delegation later presented a condolence letter signed by the governor to the family of the deceased.

Meanwhile, there are indications that the cleric’ family meet before the end of this week on the burial arrangement.


An uncle of the deceased, Alhaji Salisu Musa, who spoke to correspondent, said the family would meet before the end of the week on the burial arrangement, adding that the members of the family were all in Lagos for a meeting.

He said, “We are still in Lagos; we meet before Friday to discuss everything about the burial arrangement, including the place of burial. So, by Friday evening, we would have concluded on .”

In the same vein, some traditional rulers in Akokoland have joined in the call for the burial of the cleric in Arigidi Akoko.

The monarch of Oka Akoko, Oba Yusuf Adeleye, said, “His (Joshua) intervention during the three years’ blackout in Akoko remain indelible in the annals of Akokoland,” he added.

Similarly, the Akala of Ikaram Akoko and Chairman of the Akoko Northwest Local Government Council of Traditional Rulers Oba Abdrew Momodu, said the late pastor would not be remembered only for religion, but his philanthropic activities.

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