Former minister of aviation Femi Fani-Kayode has written a piece in defence of the founder of Synagogue Church of All Nations Prophet T.B. Joshua.
Mr Fani-Kayode published his article titled ‘T.B. Joshua: There was a man I knew’ on Sunday. He also posted the article to social media.
The ex-minister claimed Joshua who was never accepted within the circle of Christian leaders in Nigeria helped numerous people including the wife of a former head of state.
“There was a man I knew who helped a former Head of State’s wife gain access to her husband whilst the latter was in detention and when his life was in danger, even though he had never met him,” Fani-Kayode wrote.
“There was a man I knew who gave 100,000 USD to a leading traditional ruler who was in need and wanted to go on a trip to America with his delegation, even though he had never met him.
“There was a man I knew who bought a beautiful jeep for a former Nigerian/British football star who spent much of the time in his Church.
“There was a man I knew who stood by the family of a leading SAN when the latter was kidnapped even though they had never met.
“There was a man I knew who stood by the family of a former Minister of Aviation when the latter was in detention even though they had never met.
“There was a man I knew who fed more poor people and paid the school fees of more young people than all the other men of God in Nigeria put together.”
He continued thus, “There was a man I knew who was better known and more loved and respected than any other Nigerian living or dead in the nations of the world.
“There was a man I knew who prayed into power and counseled many world leaders and Presidents than any other.”
TB Joshua will be buried in July as announced by the church. The funeral will be streamed live on Emmanuel TV.