“TB Joshua Is Nigerias BIGGEST Tourist Attraction”

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The Synagogue, Church Of All Nations

Nigerian businesses and hoteliers are bemoaning the reduction in tourist visitors to the country after the collapse of a guesthouse belonging to The Synagogue, Church Of All Nations (SCOAN) in September 2014.

According to reports in Nigeria’s This Day and New Telegraph newspapers, more than two million pilgrims annually visit T.B. Joshua’s church in Lagos, significantly contributing to Nigeria’s economy.

However, foreign pilgrims to Nigeria have drastically reduced following the tragic incident that befell the church and T.B. Joshua’s subsequent disappearance from church services for almost one year.

“Look I doubt whether there is any individual alive in Nigeria, indeed Africa that can attract people to a particular country as Prophet TB Joshua does,” said Chief Jerry Omorodion, a hotelier in the local vicinity of the church.

According to Omorodion, the livelihoods of many people had been affected by the troubles faced by the church, noting that majority of businesses in the local area ‘depended’ on religious tourism for their welfare.

“Tell me, in the whole of Africa, which other single destination is capable of attracting such large and diverse number of tourists from all over the world like The Synagogue, Church of All Nations? Nigeria should be proud of this and it should not be destroyed,” he angrily stated, describing T.B. Joshua as “the biggest tourist attraction” Nigeria has ever had.

He opined that the Nigerian government should find a means of coming to an affable settlement in the protracted court case with the church in the wake of the incident.

Several years ago, figures released by Nigeria’s immigration service indicated that six out of every ten visitors to Nigeria are bound for The SCOAN.

When a building tragically collapsed in the premises of the church in September 2014, 115 people, mostly South African lost their lives.

The Lagos State government said the collapse was caused by structural defects while The SCOAN maintained the building was sabotaged.

After a lengthy absence, T.B. Joshua returned to services at The SCOAN in January 2016, much to the delight of his teeming followers.

Ihechukwu Njoku is a freelance Nigerian journalist

12 Responses to "“TB Joshua Is Nigerias BIGGEST Tourist Attraction”"

  1. Kamo   March 14, 2016 at 10:18 am

    I D O N T HAVE RESPECT FOR PROSPERITY PASTORS.
    MOST PASTORS ARE RETIRED/PRACTISING THIEVES, ARMED ROBBERS, RITUALISTS, CON-MEN, POLYGAMISTS, ADULTEROUS PIMPS, CLOSET GAYS, MURDERERS, CHILD MOLESTERS, LADIES UNDERWEAR SNIFFING PERVERTS, WIFE BEATERS, LAIRS, FRAUDSTERS, DRUGS TRAFFICKERS, ETC

    • Christy   March 14, 2016 at 4:35 pm

      “The urge to save humanity is almost always only a false-face for the urge to rule it. Power is what all messiahs really seek: not the chance to serve. This is true even of the pious brethren who carry the gospel to foreign parts.”
      ― H.L. Mencken, Minority Report

  2. Kamo   March 14, 2016 at 10:20 am

    TB JOSHUA IS THE BIGGEST CON-MAN!!!!!!!

    • mbooooo   March 14, 2016 at 1:59 pm

      please be careful with the man God,he is the man God not a con-man may good lord forgigive you.

      • Breanna   March 14, 2016 at 4:07 pm

        TB Joshua needs to be arrested and thrown in jail, prophet of doom and selfseekers

      • Christina   March 14, 2016 at 4:28 pm

        “You can believe in whatsoever you like, but the truth remains the truth, no matter how sweet the lie may taste.”
        ― Michael Bassey Johnson

      • Student Pastor   March 14, 2016 at 6:38 pm

        Joshua is a false prophet whose god is not yet known.

    • Uncle   March 14, 2016 at 2:10 pm

      Has he ever conned you…any proof…

      • Heaven   March 14, 2016 at 4:00 pm

        If TB Joshua is a real prophet of his own class he would have prophesied the falling of his hotel that killed 116 people, mostly South Africans.
        He then disappeared (hiding) in Mexico for a long time until he bribed everyone who was going to throw him in jail, before he could show his ugly face back in Lagos.

  3. Pantalo   March 14, 2016 at 1:39 pm

    Have respect for the men og God unless you have facts about them if not shut-up!

    • Liberty   March 14, 2016 at 3:54 pm

      Con-men Pastors like that thief tb joshua, never predict anything positive. They never pray for anything good for their continent. Always predicting doom and gloom. Scammers. Masses need to wake up and stop giving money they work hard for to these Scammers.

  4. Liberty   March 14, 2016 at 3:52 pm

    Malawian President Peter Mutharika took a swipe on Nigeria’s popular televangelist TB Joshua over an alleged prophecy that he would die before April 1, state television reported.

    “Let me tell you, Joshua… you will fail. What you did in 2012 will not happen again this year,” the president told a rally in the capital Lilongwe.