By Benjamin Omoike
Wife of deceased pastor of the Synagogue Church of All Nations (SCOAN), Prophet T.B. Joshua, Evelyn, has said the death of her husband didn’t come to her as a surprise.
The bereaved wife made the statement during the condolence visit of a delegation of the Lagos State Government (LASG), sent by Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu, to commiserate with the family of the deceased minister.
Receiving the delegation, wife of the deceased, Evelyn Balogun, appreciated the State Government for the visit, describing the incident as an act of God.
According to her, the departure of her husband wasn’t a surprise to her, as she has been used to him saying his ministry is what he would die for.
Her words: “On behalf of myself and the entire synagogue family, we are grateful, (and) thankful for your presence here today (Wednesday).
“What happened is an act of God. There is time for everything. Like my husband do say. That is 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 die for.
“So, it didn’t come to me as a surprise. I wasn’t surprised when it happened. As we all know, he was in service that day. So, that’s it.”
Mentioning that the arrangement for funerals would be made public, she pleaded for the governor’s presence and support.
“I appreciate you all. I’m pleading, this is my message to the Governor. We need you; we need your presence,” she said.
Leading the State’s delegation was the State’s Commissioner for Home Affairs, Prince Anofiu Elegushi. Also among the delegation, included the Special Adviser to the Governor on Civic Engagement, Princess Aderemi Adebowale; the Presiding Chaplain, Chapel of Christ The Light, Venerable Ezekiel Oluwadare; Directors of the State’s Ministry of Home Affairs, among other State officials.
The delegation, which presented a condolence letter signed by the Governor to the family of the deceased, prayed that God grant the family the fortitude to bear the loss.
In his comments, Elegushi, who led the delegation, said: “We are here on the directive of the Lagos State Governor, Mr. Babajide Olusola Sanwo-Olu, to pay a condolence visit and offer prayers to the family of our beloved pastor and prophet T.B. Joshua.”
It would be recalled that the popular Tele-evangelist, Prophet T.B. Joshua, was announced to have yielded to death after conducting a service last Saturday night.