T.B. Joshua’s funeral: Ahead of the burial of the founder of the Synagogue Church
of All Nations (SCOAN), Prophet Temitope Joshua, Lagos State Commissioner for
Health Prof. Akin Abayomi and Director of the State Safety Commission Lanre Mojola
at the weekend led a state delegation to inspect facilities at the Synagogue Church of
All Nations (SCOAN) in preparation for the funeral of its founder, Prophet T. B.
The inspection was to ensure compliance with safety protocols of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Abayomi said the inspection was in line with the government’s third wave mitigation
strategy to prevent the importation and spread of new strains of the virus.
He added that the inspection and meeting with officials of SCOAN was at the behest
of Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu who directed that SCOAN be given all the support
required to host the late prophet’s funeral.
He said: “On behalf of the Lagos State government, we want to offer our deep
condolences to the family of the prophet and members of the congregation. In these
very precarious times that we are in, with a global pandemic that is evolving
dynamically; what we now know is that there are different strains of the virus
circulating around the world, and Lagos has a very strong third wave prevention
“The likely cause of a third wave is going to be an importation from infected visitors,
so we are particularly careful about working with the Synagogue to make sure we
have a collaboration that will reduce the opportunity to zero of us either importing a
virus or even allowing someone who is positive to interact with the community.