Evelyn, wife of the late senior pastor of Synagogue Church of All Nation (SCOAN), Temitope Joshua, has said the death of her husband did not come to her as a surprise.
She said this on Wednesday when a delegate from the Lagos State governor, Babajide Sanwo-Olu, led by Anofiu Elegushi, Commissioner for Home Affairs, paid her a condolence visit in the Ikotun area of the state.
TB Joshua had died on Saturday at the age of 57.
The wife, while speaking, described the incident as an act of God.
She said her husband died preaching the gospel.
“What happened was an act of God. There is time for everything, like my husband would say. That was the word I knew from him very well. This is the job he was known for. This is what he was living for. That is what he was going to die for. So, it didn’t come to me as a surprise. I wasn’t surprised when it happened. As we all know, he was in service that day. So, that’s it,” she said.
Evelyn appealed to Sanwo-Olu to participate actively in her husband’s burial, which she said would be made public very soon.
Speaking, Elegushi confirmed that the governor sent the delegation to visit and pray for the family.
“We are here on the directive of the Lagos State Governor, Mr Babajide Olusola Sanwo-Olu to pay a condolence visit and offer prayers to the family of our beloved pastor and Prophet TB Joshua,” he said.
The delegation later presented a condolence letter signed by the governor to the family.
Meanwhile, The PUNCH reports that Salisu Musa, an uncle of the deceased pastor, disclosed that the family would meet before the end of the week on the burial arrangement.
“We are still in Lagos; we will meet before Friday to discuss everything about the burial arrangement, including the place of burial. So, by Friday evening, we would have concluded on it,” Musa was quoted as saying.