The Founder, Synagogue Church Of All Nations (SCOAN), Temitope Joshua popularly known as Prophet TB Joshua has declared that the Sierra Leonean government were sent 4000 bottles of his ‘anointing water’ to spiritually fortify the nation against the Ebola Virus Disease currently spreading across West African countries.
He further declared that a private jet was hired to at $50,000 to move the items to Sierra Leone yesterday. Prophet TB Joshua said that an additional $50,000 was given to victims of the effected Ebola disease.
TB Joshua also express his dismay at the way the Ebola crisis was being taken care of. “Ebola is not Nigeria’s challenge,” he began. “Our challenge is insecurity. It is a strange ailment. That someone from another country for an ECOWAS meeting and died of Ebola does not mean Nigeria is not safe,” he stated, adding that fear-mongering in the media was only making matters worse. “To the extent we talk bad about Nigeria, to that same extent our name is destroyed,” the cleric defiantly continued, bemoaning the name Nigeria was being given in the international community because of the news projected.
“This is a country under repair because of what Boko Haram has done to the nation. Don’t damage it more. This nation is safe. If there is any challenge, we have what it takes to surmount it,” he stated, calling on Nigerians to learn from the way Ghana protected the name of their nation.
The Prophet also called President Jonathan’s state of emergency move a mere “propaganda”. “When a little thing happens, you exaggerate it because you are looking for funds. How much can the international community give to us that can redeem the name Nigeria we are soiling? A beggar always remains a beggar. Africa, stop begging – you have what it takes to solve your problems.”
Prophet TB Joshua said he was disheartened by the news that some African countries had shut their boarders to the nations affected by the Ebola outbreak, expressing that it demolishes the motivation behind African unity. “What is the meaning of African unity? The wound of an African is the wound of all Africans. The wound of one is the wound of all.
A nation that stands to solve the problem of other nations will become successful,” he added. “We should rise up and see the wound of others as our wound. Stand up to the occasion and help instead of closing your borders against your African brothers.”
In conclusion, Prophet TB Joshua said that giving citizens proper education was important but the spread of the disease should not be maliciously exaggerated or used as an avenue to make money from foreign aids.
“That does not mean you should use it to destroy the name of Nigeria as if it is here. It’s not! protection and prevention – that should be our assignment in Nigeria,” he concluded.