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Please Don’t Relocate your Church to Israel – APC Stalwart Timi Frank to T.B Joshua

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A member of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Timi Frank, has appealed to Prophet T.B Joshua to rescind his decision to relocate his church to Israel.

Frank made the appeal in a statement on Wednesday in Abuja.

He said that Joshua’s prayers were needed more now, considering the challenges confronting the country.

“I am making this appeal bearing in mind millions of people who daily benefit from welfare programmes of this man of God, not only in Nigeria but in Africa,’’ Frank said.

He also called on government at all levels, their agencies and peace-loving religious leaders across the country to prevail on the prophet not to abandon the country.

He maintained that Joshua’s presence in Nigeria went beyond religion, adding that it had positive economic impact on the lives of Nigerians and the country.

The politician said that statistics from the Nigerian Immigration Service (NIS) revealed that six out of every 10 travellers to Nigeria visited the country because of T.B Joshua’s ministry, Synagogue Church of All Nations (SCOAN).

According to him, such religious tourism into the country impacts positively on local businesses.

Frank urged the prophet to consider all what he termed persecution to what the Lord Jesus Christ paid to save humanity.

“Prophet Joshua should know that God did not make mistake to create him a Nigerian and an African with a big assignment. I believe that his God will vindicate him of whatever persecution that might come his way,’’ he said.

In a chat with journalists during the Annual General Meeting (AGM) of the Nigerian Association of Tour Operators (NATOP) in Ikeja, Lagos, Minister of Information, Culture and Tourism, Lai Mohammed said Prophet Joshua’s decision was unfortunate.

“T.B Joshua says he had faced the worst persecution among Christians He also called for dialogue between the prophet and the authorities over whatever challenges he was facing.

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,” Mohammed said.

Joshua declared his intention to relocate to Israel in his address on sermon on Sunday, on his return from the Holy Land.

He had told his followers that while in the Holy Land, he held meetings with Mayors of Jerusalem, Tiberias and the Jordan Valley.

He said that the Mayors offered land and facilities in an area around the biblical site of the Sea of Galilee for him to organise meetings for international pilgrims.

13 Comments

  1. o

    May 4, 2017 at 12:43 pm

    ???????

  2. isaobi

    May 4, 2017 at 12:52 pm

    The truth is that whether you like TB Joshua or not, his ministry imparts positively on Nigerian tourism. No other tourism activity in Nigeria attract foreign tourists continually like his church. It is a pity that out of malice this contribution is not being acknowledged. TB Joshua is a major Nigerian tourism product. However, the pastor need to open up to NTDC in order to promote packaged tours for his visitors.

    • A Real Nigerian

      May 4, 2017 at 12:59 pm

      Foolish comment,

    • bolintin

      May 4, 2017 at 2:11 pm

      For the first Time I totally agree with you.
      why did all these people not have any opinion when blue chip global companies generating revenue, employment, technological advancement, enlightenment for citizens and recognition for Nigeria were folding up and leaving.

      Rendering millions of Nigerian youth jobles, homeless, “futureles” etc.
      All these people that we call elders in Nigeria they are actually agbayas and have no vision or care for the present Nigeria or the future generation.

      wicked old men!!!!!

    • kelvin

      May 6, 2017 at 3:10 pm

      @ A Real Nigerian, I think the previous commenter said it all. And I think you fall into the class of Nigerian that are blinded by malice towards T.B joshua, that is why you have unintelligently and unanalytically dismiss the coment is nonsense. Nigeria should learn not to throw away the baby with the bath water,

    • le coco

      May 4, 2017 at 1:34 pm

      no it does not.. the followers stay within the walls of the church.. most dont venture out.. or spend any money asides their plane tickets and transport to and from the church… i guarantee nigerias economy will be fine even if this person leaves

    • bolintin

      May 4, 2017 at 2:17 pm

      I wish i could like your comment a million times. what tourist revenue is church generating. bulk of the airfare goes to foreign carrier and they only spend on the church that does not pay tax.

      they don’t lodge in public hotels coz they came for deliverance and it done night and day.
      they don’t buy our food coz they cant eat it. the souvenirs bought are those provided by the company etc so what is our issue?

    • funmilola

      May 4, 2017 at 6:16 pm

      Tourism?
      Are you high?
      When did church become a tourist centre, is it obudu cattle ranch?
      Tb Joshua, na you know oo….. whatever you want to do sha do it quickly.

    • Mubaji

      May 6, 2017 at 12:38 pm

      Lol. Please tell him.

  3. keke driver

    May 4, 2017 at 1:41 pm

    But why is this such a big deal tho… can we pleaseeeee move the F on.

  4. Tony

    May 4, 2017 at 2:58 pm

    Can I please pay for his ticket so he can get out?Fake ass Pastor?

  5. A-nony

    May 4, 2017 at 3:49 pm

    When entrepreneurs, professors, athletes, scientists are moving out of the country to do great things in other countries, you don’t come out to beg them not to go, abi did God make a mistake to create them as Africans? Or their own assignments don’t matter? Ok o!

  6. GANNY OGUNSHAKIN

    May 4, 2017 at 4:29 pm

    Pastor Joshua Allele off you and your church go to Israel. Bye, Bye.

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