What Nigeria’ll lose if TB Joshua yields to calls to relocate to Galilee in Israel

There are fears that Nigerians and Nigerian government may be in for serious shocks should the founder of Synagogue Church of All Nations, Prophet T.B. Joshua finally heeds to growing calls and pressure from the State of Israel to move and relocate the church to any portion of land he may like around the respected sites around the Sea of Galilee or Nazareth.

The church is currently located at number 1, Segun-Irefin Street, Ikotun-Egbe, Lagos, Nigeria.

The man of God paid a visit to the State of Israel and toured several monument sites last week and came back within the week.

Breaking the news of his invitation to relocate yesterday during Sunday Service live broadcast from Ikotu, Lagos, Nigeria, he said “I have been officially invited by the three Majors of strategic religious sites in Israel including Nazareth, Jordan valley and Jerusalem to come and take lands, build and operate SCOAN considering the true work of God he has been doing in Nigeria”.

Business Hilights investigations on what Nigeria stands to lose as a nations showed among other things that international visits to SCOAN alone remains the single largest pull factor and attraction force of foreigners visiting Nigeria for tourism either religious or otherwise in the last 10 years.

Though efforts to get real international visitors traffic at the church failed at press time, checks at both Abuja and Lagos Airports showed that majority of mass traffic by foreigners are for the church.

A source very close to the church told Business Hilights on phone that SCOAN welcomes a weekly tourists traffic of not less than 200 international visitors.

Going by this statistics, it means that the federal government alone earns first of all, five per cent Passenger Service Charge infused into the way back ticket of each and every one of them through the Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority (NCAA). This tax is statutorily collected by the airlines and remitted to government through the NCAA.

Whereas this collection runs into billions of naira on a quarterly basis, it is also on record since the beginning of insurgency in the North East, the federal government introduced what can be called Air security tax used to deepen security systems at the airports which is $20 per air passenger. This tax too, is embedded in the air fare, collected by airlines and remitted to the federal government.

Statistics also show that over $1 billion dollars are now in the dedicated account for the tax and further investigations show that visitors’ to SCOAN make over 78 per cent of the air travelers visiting Nigeria weekly.

On what the Lagos State government had been gaining, a visit to Ikotu, the current location of the church showed massive rise in hotels developments by private investors within the radius of the church.

Whereas the hoteliers rake in foreign direct cash from the visitors who lodged in their hotel rooms, the state government deepens its tax basket by several taxes paid by the hotels.

At the community level, several supermarkets and eateries within the axis also enjoy their own chunk of the gains of the church location in Nigeria.

Besides, the Local Government also has a way of raising income from the presence of the church in the axis.

On other business opportunities’, there has been a rise in number of jobless youths who are now engaged in Airport taxi, Airport shuttle services and even Okada riders stationed at Cele and Airport Road Junctions making their daily bread by moving international visitors to and fro the Church.

Finance analysts who have put together all the economic multiplier effects of the Church’s location in Nigeria say the gains are unimaginable; stressing that any attempt to move out of Ikotu or Nigeria in particular will lead to the closure of several businesses and possibly turn Ikotu a mini ghost town after all.

Giving more insights to his challenges and unfolding developments during yesterday’s Sunday Service monitored by Business Hilights team of editors in Lagos through the live telecast, Prophet Joshua said in parts; “Image I relocate the Ministry to another country what will happen to Nigerian investments in hotels around Ikotu and environs, Taxi drivers who move visitors to and fro the Airport”.

But these are the things our people don’t take to consideration and they want TJ Joshua’s head at all costs.

“If you are a man of the people, you have their affairs in your heart. You will be able to know how your people are doing, how would they succeed, eat and all that and I consider all these.

“So when I was there four days ago, they took me to a hall, (Please can you play that again, show them the hall); They took me to the hall, and they said, Prophet TB Joshua, if you are ready, we are ready to assign this place for your mission.

“So, Ehm, I looked at myself, I said haa!, Nigeria.

Thousands of hotels, hoteliers, where would they go? What will happen if I relocate?

Unemployment, taxi drivers, out of eight to 10 people coming to you as a taxi driver, eight of them from Synagogue.

“And, I know that Israel is where my father in haven came from. This is not negotiable. I said not negotiable.

If it were to be any other country, I will negotiate, but Israel is the land of my father in heaven.

“I was taken to four strategic places to make my choice on location of the Church in Israel. They include Sea of Galilee; a land direct to the Sea of Galilee. They said if I don’t want that hall and want to build mine, this is land behind the Sea of Galilee.

“The three majors came together. These are the key places religious tourists go in Israel-: Nazareth, Capernaum and others are under them.

The three majors are in charge of the key religious tourist sites.

You hear what they are saying? They want me to come over.

“That showed that they have watched Emmanuel TV so much. Why, because what is happening is exactly what they hear about our father in Heaven.

Imagine somebody on the wheelchair at the pool of Bethsaida got healed; the record will be back if I relocate.

I can see the reason why they would encourage the Ministry of TB Joshua to come and stay in Israel.

I take it back again, where would all these big hotels here in Ikotu and environs go? Where would they go and the best place to meet TB Joshua will be Nazareth, Galilee. Israel is the best place to meet me.

“After your healing, you now move round to see all religious tourist places, spiritual monuments, to establish your faith, it’s the best place.

It’s the best place to meet Prophet TB Joshua. After your healing or your blessing and deliverance, you now move round all the spiritual monuments, to establish your faith that is the best place.

“But human side of me; is complaining. What human side of me is complaining? All these big, big, big hotels they build around me with trillion dollars, taxi driver, Customs, people coming from all over the world to promote our country Nigeria”.

Any time they come, as they are going back, whoever meets them and say anything bad about Nigeria, they will tell them, no! The country is not as bad as you say because I have been there to see Prophet TB Joshua.

“Because some people believe this country is bad, but when you go back you start to tell them, no no no, it’s good. I have been there. What a wonderful promotion.

Changing people’s impression of the nation.

“Now, if somebody like me will leave Nigeria and live in Israel, what impression will the world have on Nigeria? Many will ask if the man could leave the country, what is happening.

But God is still saying something. May be God want Nigerians to appreciate me and my God.

Yes, may be God is trying to prove something. They do not know what you stand for and what you are doing.

“Ok, let’s go to Israel for two or three month’s revival and see how Nigerians will appreciate what has been happening here at Ikotu, Lagos, Nigeria and Africa in general.

“May be let’s just invite the whole world to meet me for some days at Nazareth and let’s see how things will look like here in Nigeria…I think God want to prove something.

“I want to thank God. Let me give you an advice. If your people are saying good about you, abroad they cannot believe you. They will not respect you. Its better they abuse you and spoil your name. They know that those they spoil their names are those the world respect.

“I grow to know this because of what is happening to me. Because I was shocked in Israel. They did not allow me to explain myself.

“They told me that we know what you are doing. Don’t try to explain yourself. We have been watching you for the past three years. I was shocked…

Source: Business Hilights


  1. I believe God will direct to do the right thing. He should not forget his roots

  2. Nigerians and the government will really miss him cos his presence in Nigeria brings lots of reliefs to nigerians and incomes to Nigeria government

  3. They are trying to lure him away to Israel

  4. man of God pls stay here in nigeria. u re needed here more dan anywhere else

  5. Nigeria and Nigerians will lose a lot if he relocate to Isreal, you don't know the value of what you have until you lose it

  6. The end is surly here with us and there is no going back, we know not the time and the day, but Jesus Christ is closer to the earth than any of us can imagine. Many don’t want to hear this message, but dear brethren, sound it out loud and clear in all your social medium; share it and reblog it where possible. Let those who have ears, hear what the spirit of God is releasing out to his elect.

    The official announcement on his global network channel, Emmanuel TV last Sunday, of his official relocation to the Nation of Israel, Prophet TB Joshua just sealed an endtime facts! I had shared with my family a year ago, that the day TB. Joshua, the prophet of God announces his location to Israel, know of a certain that the end is a breath away. It is given to some of us to reveal to the world God’s move and plan, so that we can amend our ways and be on guard against the evil plotter. The Jewish people have been planning with the Prophet for sometime now; for him to fully relocate to the Holy Land by showing him many hidden secrets of the Jewish nation, including the grave of Father Abraham and Mother Sarah.

    What is the significance of TB Joshua’s relocation to Israel as a Prophet of the Most High God? His presences in Israel will show to the Jewish Nation and the unbelieving world, that the Messiah the Jews are waiting for was and is and now He is coming to rapture his followers in not many days from now! The Jews will experience demonstration of power never ever seen in Israel since the days of the Apostles. Many will accept Jesus Christ as their personal Lord and Saviour and repent. The flow of God’s power from Jerusalem to the four corners of the world will be so awesome that the kingdom of Darkness will rekindle its forces against the children of light.

    The Synagogue Church of All Nations (SCOAN) is being taken to its roots, Israel. The Prophet of SCOAN is powerless to stop the move and he has openly confessed it. He told a bewildered worldwide audience that his human nature is resisting the move considering how many businesses in the Ikotun Egbe area will suffer; including the dependants. But as he concluded, it is not for him to say, but He who called him into His vineyard! The time for his move has come and to God be the glory. He stated that it is not Mr TB Joshua who is moving, but Prophet TB Joshua who was born for that purpose. Like many chosen prophets before him, it is now the world, including Nigeria- his home country, would know who Prophet TB Joshua really is in the affairs of God Almighty.

    Dearly beloved of God, be sensitive to the move of God and do not be deceived by the doctrines of men and angels. Continue to pray for men of God, your family and families all over the world. Share this post to your friends and let them know that God can use anybody from his creation to fulfill his word. Israel in the days ahead will be so charged that the Arabs will rise up against the Jewish nation and the real anti-Christ will rise from the Arab nations to destroy the nation of Israel. Pray for the peace of Israel.

    Written by :

    Phillips Eteng, Evangelist.

  7. if we are to calculate d amount nigerians hav been spendin on pilgrimage to jerusalem nd mecca since we got independent, is a nof to make dis country more advance dan dubai. my opinion here is God gav dem isrel He givs us nigeria, christ was born in isrel today people frm difrnt conty beliv in him. now God has bless us with what we have they re joulus, if they cant com here let dem stay away nd liv us alone. they hav river jodan, we hav rivers in lagos,calaba nd manymore. time shal com when u wll naither woship God at d mountain nor at jerulem for d woshiper of God wll do so in spirit.

  8. Pls prophet don't go. Nigeria needs you. Ur prayer has gone a long way in delivering this nation. God bless you sir!

  9. If prophet tb Joshua finally live the same people who rise people to persecute him here in Nigeria will benefit him more because they have the financial to travel to isreal to see him in fact many of this respected pastor will free to see him there because they ashame to see him here. The sentiments and hatred to each other here in Nigeria too much extend will chase away good people imagine Lagos state government never make any comment just for sentiments reason so shameful, the same way they chase out Anthony Joshua and many Nigeria


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