Prophet T.B. Joshua has donated the sum of seven million naira with five hundred bags of rice to Nigerian deportees from Libya who earlier landed at the Murtala Mohammed International Airport, Lagos on Thursday, May 11, 2017.
After several years in Libyan prisons, a total of 250 Nigerians deported from the north African country were received at The Synagogue, Church of All Nations on Friday, May 12, 2017. It would be recalled that their deportation, facilitated by the International Organisation for Migration, was widely publicised by the Nigerian media last week.
Arriving at The SCOAN in the early hours of Friday, May 12, the deportees besieged the Ikotun-Egbe premises of the church, insisting they want to see the man of God, Prophet T.B. Joshua whom they described as the only one who has always hearkened to the cries of Nigerian deportees from foreign countries.
Looking very unkempt, hungry and weak with some of them nursing certain degrees of incapacitation due to the cruelty they underwent in prison, they told journalists that all they wanted from the man of God was financial assistance and spiritual guidance to enable them start life all over again, adding that the Nigerian government has failed to look into their plights.
Speaking on their behalf, one of the deportees who identified himself as Bayo said they had no other choice than to come to The SCOAN because Prophet T.B. Joshua has always extended love to the needy. According to him, “We know the man of God will not allow us go just like that. Having come back to Nigerian with nothing, we are very confident Prophet Joshua well help us so that we can return to our families to start life all over again.”
Receiving the deportees on behalf of Prophet T.B. Joshua who was not on seat, Evangelist Daniel addressed them and shared the word of God with them. While receiving words of exhortation from the evangelist, Prophet T.B. Joshua was contacted through phone and was told about the presence of the deportees.
According to a reliable source, the man of God directed the evangelists to make available the sum of seven million naira with five hundred bags of rice to the deportees, promising to do more in due course. It was singing and dancing galore as the money was shared among the deportees who also took turns to take possession of their bags of rice.
They thanked God for sending Prophet T.B. Joshua to the world and to Nigeria in particular. They urged both the state and federal governments to emulate the good deeds of the man of God.