Synagogue building collapse was fourth disaster to befall T.B. Joshua’s church

Pastor T.B. Joshua

Last Friday’s building collapse at the premises of The Synagogue Church of All Nations, SCOAN, was the fourth disaster to befall the church, the church claims.

A statement on the church’s website said that before the church moved to its present location at Ikotun, Lagos, it had witnessed three disasters at three previous sites.

“The physical structure of The SCOAN has gone through different stages. Each stage served a purpose,” the church said on its website.

“Before moving to our present position, The SCOAN has had three previous locations. The roof of the first church was blown off by a storm, the second church was washed away by a flood while the third church also collapsed due to severe weather conditions.

“Shall we say all these happened without God’s knowledge? No. In every situation, God is still saying something. Today, The SCOAN is an architectural masterpiece located in the heart of Ikotun-Egbe, Lagos,” the church added.

Last Friday, a five-storey guest house inside the church’s premises caved in as three additional floors were being added to the original two-storey building.

While the latest disaster did not affect the church’s main auditorium, the death toll has been put at 90 people confirmed dead and 131 rescued from the rubble according to the National Emergency Management Agency, NEMA.

Speaking to his congregation during last Sunday’s service, Temitope Joshua (popularly known as T.B. Joshua), the church’s founder, attributed the building’s collapse to the handiwork of terrorists.

“This environment at Ikotun Egbe, we have never witnessed an accident of a building collapse,” Mr. Joshua had said.

“This is a very stable terrain. I have been here for the past 30 years. I am pregnant with words, but we have left the security agencies to do their job. Let us believe and educate our people and be alive,” he had added.


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  • BlackieUmukoro

    It is well

  • Shola

    Ok

  • amazing2012

    It is not well !!!

  • Ilesanmi

    At every level of our faith there is a commensurate temptation. How much wisdom, faith and fortitude derived from the temptation, determine your next level. We will always want to ask; but why temptation? We must know that when there is no test or exam. there will be no promotion. So in any situation just give Him the glory.

    • Salim

      BULLS***. TB Joshua should be arrested, jailed and fined for negligence.

      • singlinda

        Go and arrest him.

        • jack meofferman

          $50,000 DOLLAR REWARD FOR THE ARREST OF TB JOSHUA FOR SERIAL CHILD RAPE..

          • Ngozi

            Go to Hell jack with your $50,000 there nothing like that. He the man of GOD’.

          • jack meofferman

            TB JOSHUA IS A SERIAL RAPIST ,HE MUST BE STOPPED..THE REWARD IS NOW 75,000 DEAD OR ALIVE..

          • jack meofferman

            WE ARE ON OUR WAY TO GET HIM NOW

    • ade

      hmmmm, common sense isn’t common, a building foundation originally meant for 2 story building and additional five is placed on it, common, why wont it collapse. who the hell is the engineer for God sake. please do the math. 7/2 can never have a whole number without remainder as its answers

  • ferdyokwu

    TBJ seems to be jumping the gun here, e.g. “Speaking to his congregation during last Sunday’s service, Temitope Joshua (popularly known as T.B. Joshua), the church’s founder, attributed the building’s collapse to the handiwork of terrorists. “This environment at Ikotun Egbe, we have never witnessed an accident of a building collapse,” Mr. Joshua had said. “This is a very stable terrain. I have been here for the past 30 years. I am pregnant with words, but we have left the security agencies to do their job. Let us believe and educate our people and be alive,””
    All these statements are highly subjective. We must await the outcome of the ongoing investigations. For now we cannot agree that terrorists caused the collapse. That Ikotun Egbe has never experienced a building collapse does not mean there would never be a collapse there in future (irrespective of foundation/structural inadequacies). Being “founded on a very stable terrain” is a non-qualitative statement. Was any soil test conducted at the site to determine an appropriate foundation design to support up a building of six floors? All these are issues to be addressed, so, let’s stop making statements that don’t hold water!

    • I still don’t understand why Nigerians and West Africans refuse to call on their MEN OF GOD
      (e.g., Adeboye) to start laying hands on Ebola patients.

  • jack meofferman

    WE NOW HAVE A $50,000 DOLLAR REWARD FOR THE ARREST OF TB JOSHUA FOR SERIAL CHILD RAPE AND CORRUPTION WITH HE COLLAPSE OF THE RECENT CHURCH BUILDING.HE IS WANT FOR THE DEATHS OF AT LEAST 70 PEOPLE AND THE RAPE OD 2 DOZENS CHILDREN…DO NOT TAKE HIM TO THE POLICE AS THEY ARE PAID OFF BY HIM,CONTACT ME WHEN YOU HAVE ARRESTED HIM SO WE CAN EXCHANGE HIM FOR THE REWARD..TB MUST BE STOPPED SO NO MORE CHILDREN ARE RAPED

  • jack meofferman

    $50,000 DOLLAR REWARD FOR THE ARREST OF TB JOSHUA FOR SERIAL CHILD RAPE

  • louis

    …what about the EXTRA FLOORS that overwhelmed the foundation? (…corruption). The Devil has won, hands down.

  • unique

    I believe the adversary will never give freedom to geniue men of God,temptation will always arise but God wiii not let is children forsaken,IT IS WELL GOD IS IN CONTROL..

  • inonin

    All the persecution, name calling of prophet tb Joshua reminds me of our Lord Jesus. That was how he was mocked, persecuted and called names. And upon that Jesus remained calm. The same applies to prophet tb Joshua, because he knows where he is going. That’s why love him. His actions are like Jesus. This is what we call Christian life. While the enemies are busy hating him, he is busy praying for them, blessing them and doing good to them. Meanwhile, those who harbour hatred in their hearts against the man of God are in bondage. Because the hate in their hearts is consuming them. We love you, tb Joshua!!! May the soul of the faithful rest in peace.