Chairman NITP, Insists SCOAN Complied With Lagos Building Development Rules

plane buildingA lead witness in the ongoing trial involving The Synagogue Church of all Nation (SCOAN) and the Lagos State Government over the former’s collapsed building has said that what the church did was not against known practice of physical development in the state.

Mr. Adebisi Adedire, now chairman, Nigeria Institute of Town Planners (NITP), Lagos Chapter, who is also a consultant to Lagos state Government on physical planning matter, told the court that a builder can regularize its structure after building as the Law requires in Lagos State.

He made the statement last week at the resumed hearing of the suit instituted by the Lagos State Government against the church.

While he was being cross-examined by the lawyers from the Lagos State Ministry of Justice, the town planner explained all the various procedure to be followed before a building is erected in the State, and in all its explanation the Church has complied in respect of the building, which collapsed Four years ago.

According to Adebisi any builder in Lagos state must have a building permit including other documents like survey certificate, certificate of occupancy, as well as development proposal.

He told the court that planning permit process gave automatic directives to a builder to develop a site as required by Law in the State.

The witness enlightened the court that the processes are done in Lagos state planning office, which would be followed by paying assessment fee.

He explained further that pre-screening is one of the first processes to undergo before taking physical possession of a land.

Regularization according to him is a form of enforcement from the state government. In essence it is a means where what is built as illegal now became legal after going through the process of regularization.

He noted that many buildings in Lagos state were built without following the due process.

Backing his claim, he cited a state government’s advertorial publication in March 2018 in national dailies calling for owners of buildings in the State who are yet to regularize to come forward and do so within six months without payment of any fee.

During the proceeding, counsels to the Synagogue Church adopted copies of the said publication as a relevant material to be used in the case and after a counter move against admittance of the court, the court, however, ruled in the favour of the church and admitted the document, which was presented by the church’s counsel, Olamilekan Ojo (SAN).

The building, built within the Church premises collapsed in 2014 after an alleged strange aircraft flew over the building. The matter has been adjourned to 6th and 7th December 2018.

 By Emmanuel Badejo

 

SCOAN Building Collapse and T.B. Joshua’s Enduring Global Profile

Who is TB JoshuaWhat remains unusual since the SCOAN Collapse building incident is the way the Ministry has been handling the crisis and the disposition of Prophet T.B Joshua towards the issue. We cannot remember when last T.B. Joshua raised any concern in the SCOAN live Sunday service about the building collapse incident. The level of calmness and confidence the prophet has shown is the strongest message so far to the world and those behind the building collapsed that the truth will surely prevail.

They said an honest man has nothing to fear. Prophet T.B. Joshua has proven his honesty as far as the SCOAN building Collapse issue is concerned. The Prophet has shown to the world that he has nothing to fear because his Ministry is the victim and the truth will definitely be unveiled. The SCOAN never allowed Coronal Oyetade Komolafe’s one-sided verdict that was later declared illegal by a competent court of jurisdiction and fake news by the press to affect their focus instead, SCOAN has been making good use of the situation to boost the Ministry profile by confirming the indisputable truth in the heart of the independent minds that indeed Prophet T.B. Joshua is a true Prophet of God that has been assigned to expose and stand against the evil in our world. The powerful evil forces are coming after his life and Ministry because the Prophet is watching over the world and exposing the evil-doers amongst men.

It is no longer a hidden truth that powerful elements in authorities has been working tirelessly to cover the SCOAN attack and has shown they are adamant to the truth, despite the uncut evidence that points to sabotage. The facts remain that no matter the high level of conspiracies by the powers that be, everything will work together for the good of the Church and the Gospel of Christ must be preached all over the world with Power. The handwriting is there on the wall just waiting for the manifestation.

Sometimes God allows evildoers to have their way so we can appreciate the good amongst us. Those with a pure spirit and true Christians that are led by the biblical principle of LOVE knows what Prophet T.B. Joshua and the SCOAN are going through right now from the world and its established institutions are scriptural. True Messengers of God with the world redemption mission are always victims of injustice from the powers that be. The same people that falsely accused Christ Jesus influenced His sentenced as well as killed Him. So why should any believer be moved by the same worldly institution that succeeded in attacking the church, accused the body of Christ of wrongdoing and at the same time want to influence the sentence against the victims of oppression, because the grace of God upon the life and Ministry of the Prophet is beyond their reach and comprehension.

The Ministry of Prophet T.B. Joshua stands out among others. God has continued to use the Prophet extraordinarily to positively shape the lives of many around the world. The unique grace of God upon the life and Ministry of Prophet T.B. Joshua is what attracts hatred and envy towards the Prophet, just as our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ in His days on earth, which led evil doers to conspire among themselves to crucify Him.

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They thought the SCOAN guest house collapse incident and the consistent negative Press would destroy the reputation of Prophet T.B. Joshua and affect the SCOAN popularity, unfortunately to them that was not the case, the incident has attracted the attention of the world to the Prophet’s Ministry. If the devil knows that the death of Christ means the redemption of the world from his grip, do you think he would be foolish to allow it? The incident has technically been used to build the profile of the Prophet Globally, especially among those (the independent minds) that knows the truth and have continued to monitor the events that have been unfolding since the building collapse incident.

It is no longer news that foreign missions have continued to seek the Prophet to come visit their respective countries and hold mega crusades in their nations. Are these foreign missions not aware of the building collapse, the military airplane, the CCTV footage that captured the collapse, Coronal Oyetade Komolafe’s one-sided verdict, negative Press and the stands of the Prophet?

Due to the shameless way the Lagos authorities has been handling the SCOAN guest house collapse incident, some foreign missions even wants the Prophet T.B. Joshua to relocate to their respective countries and continue his ministry there if the need arises.

To those who are in authorities and are privileged to be in the position to place culpability where it should be, always bear this in mind that the world is watching. The future is a mystery; our role today will determine our future.