The Synagogue Church of All Nations (SCOAN) has remained under lock since the death of Prophet Temitope Balogun Joshua, popularly called TB Joshua, for two weeks now.
The ever-busy atmosphere around the Synagogue located at Bolorunpelu along Ikotun road was not seen on Sunday morning as the road leading to the church was a free drive as flags of nations, which were lowered at half mast, remained the same since the 6th of June.
There were, however, security checks by the police that were always stationed at the entrance even before the demise of TB Joshua.
Speaking to PM NEWS, Mary Abang, a food vendor opposite the church building, said the church has not been fully operational since the nationwide lockdown caused by the COVID-19 pandemic.
”The church has not been operating in full capacity since last year due to the COVID-19 lockdown. Even after the lockdown was eased, it remained that way,” she said.
“The people you will find in the church premises are mostly expatriates that are maybe there for special prayers and have an appointment with the man of God.
“Services have been done mostly online on Emmanuel TV. He was one of those pastors that adhered strictly to the health precautions and directives of the government and health professionals”.
Naija News recalls that TB Joshua had died on the 5th of June at the age of 57 after a brief illness.
The burial of the popular cleric will involve a week-long service from Monday 5th to Sunday 11th July 2021 in honour of TB Joshua’s life and legacy.
He will be laid to rest at The Synagogue, Church Of All Nations (SCOAN) in Lagos, Nigeria.
The Synagogue church also disclosed that all activities would be broadcast live on Emmanuel TV