Following the start of burial rights for the late Prophet TB Joshua of the Synagogue Church of All Nations (SCOAN), the church tightened security around its premises on Tuesday.
Activities for the late SCOAN founder’s burial began on Monday with a private candlelight procession, and a tribute service in honour of its later founder is currently underway.
Other events planned for the ceremony include a lying-in-state ceremony on July 8, a laying-to-rest and interment ceremony on July 9 and a thanksgiving service on July 11.
Eminent personalities, including Yorubaland’s Aare Onakakanfo Gani Adams, are expected to attend the ceremonies.
However, security agencies such as the Department of State Services, the Nigerian Army, the Nigeria Police Force, the Lagos State Neighborhood Safety Corps, FRSC, and LASTMA have been stationed at strategic points to ensure security on the church grounds.
Temitope Balogun Joshua, the prophet’s wife, described her late husband as someone who did not understand the word “impossible” in a heartfelt tribute.
“We will keep the light burning. I shall forever be proud to be your wife. You are not dead. I know that,” she added, describing Joshua’s passing as ‘very peaceful.
”Thank you for coming out to celebrate my father’s profitable life.
”I am sad that I, Evelyn may not be able to see you physically again, your children, spiritual sons and daughters may not see you physically again, but we know that you are not dead.
”Sleep on my love. Sleep on My God’s general,” she said.