By Kazeem Awojoodu, Ibadan.
The Leader of the apex Yoruba Self-Determination Group, Ilana Omo Oodua, Emeritus Professor Banji Akintoye, has described the death of the founder of the Synagogue Church of All Nations (SCOAN), Prophet T.B Joshua, as a terrible loss to the Yoruba Nation.
Akintoye, in a statement made available to Newsmen on Sunday by his Communications Manager, Mr. Maxwell Adeleye, described the late Joshua as a great servant of God with outreaches touching most part of the world and bringing charity to the needy everywhere.
Akintoye renowned Historian and Second Republic Member of the Nigerian Senate through a statemenr made available to SWIndependentnews.com.ng said “the sudden passing of Prophet TB Joshua is a shock to me personally and a great loss to the Yoruba Nation.
“He was a credibly-great servant of God with outreaches touching most part of the world and bringing charity to the needy everywhere, including to his people in the Akoko Area of Ondo-State.
“In many countries across the world, people watches his ministry on TV as he brings his gospel message with hope and joy.
“We his people will miss him greatly. We all pray that God will accept him into the joy of heaven.
“I sympathise very deeply with members of his church and I pray that may God continue to sustain them. I pray for strength for his young family, too”, the statement, said.