Prominent Nigerian pastors absent as TB Joshua is laid to rest

Prominent pastors and religious leaders were absent at the funeral ceremony of the founder of Synagogue Church of All Nations, Temitope Balogun Joshua, aka TB Joshua,

Some of the  top pastors that were absent as he was laid to rest are Enoch Adeboye of the Redeemed Christian Church of God; Pastor Sam Adeyemi of Daystar; Bishop David Oyedepo of the Living Faith Church also known as Winners Chapel; W.F Kumuyi of Deeper Life Church; Paul Enenche of Dunamis Church among others.

Others are Chris Okotie of the Household of God Church International Ministries; Tunde Bakare of Citadel Global Community Church (formerly Latter Rain Assembly​), and Matthew Ashimolowo of of Kingsway International Christian Centre.

But some some prominent Nigerians and dignitaries, including the Governor of Ondo State, Rotimi Akeredolu; the Aare Oona Kakanfo of Yorubaland, Aare Gani Adams; Wife of the Ooni of Ife, Olori Naomi Adeyeye; a former Minister for Aviation, Mr Femi Fani-Kayode and High Chief Bibopere Ajube, attended the funeral.

Also, Lagos State Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu was represented by the state Commissioner for Home Affairs, Mr Olarewaju Elegushi.

When the televangelist died, the Christian Association of Nigeria and many pastors were initially silent.

However, 72 hours after the death of the founder of the SCOAN, CAN issued a terse statement to condole his family and SCOAN congregation.