Nigerian govt begs TB Joshua not to relocate to Israel
The federal government through the Minister Information and Culture, Lai Mohammed, on Tuesday appealed the founder of Synagogue Church of All Nations (SCOAN), Prophet Temitope Balogun Joshua (TB Joshua) to reconsider his decision to relocate from Nigeria, DailyPost reports.
He said the such move will not be in the best of the country.
TB Joshua on Sunday announced that he would relocate from Nigeria to Israel due to “hostile environment”.
He said, “This is the most persecuted ministry in the world. Who are the people persecuting the ministry? My people, Africa.
But Mohammed in a chat with journalists during the Annual General Meeting (AGM) of the Nigerian Association of Tour Operators (NATOP) in Lagos, described Joshua’s decision as unfortunate.
Mohammed called for dialogue between the pastor and the authorities over whatever challenges he was facing.
His words: “That will be very unfortunate in the sense that if he does move out, it will affect our tourism in Nigeria. “Pastor Joshua is an important person, he must bear with us. This is his country; if he moves out and go to South Africa, for example, the revenue will go to South Africa.
“It is better that Pastor Joshua sits down with the relevant authority and resolve whatever problem he has. If I have access to him, this is exactly what I am going to tell him.”