The general overseer of the Synagogue, Church Of All Nations (SCOAN), Prophet T. B. Joshua, has just helped the Nigerian Libya deportees with N4.4m this week. For some days now, social media has been agog with many Nigerians talking against the slave trade and maltreatment of Nigerians and other black people in Libya.
This issue has raised lots of dust as to who to do what and what to do to make things right. Aside from speaking against it, the 54-year-old cleric known for his humanitarian habits, revealed he empowers deportees weekly. He went on to also say he has spent a total of N4,450,000 this week on deportees from Libya, without questioning their religion or tribe.
‘As the influx of Nigerians being deported from Libya continues, The SCOAN continue to help in the best way they can – with love in action and words of comfort. Having stared death and brutality in the face – they can now appreciate life. Deportees enjoying a good meal provided by Prophet TB Joshua (Photo source: Facebook, TB Joshua Ministries) ‘bids to ‘make it in life’ the mostly young Nigerians, aged from 15 upwards, travelled illegally in hope of a better future abroad.
Many complained of being deceived that the journey would take two weeks and the more you paid to make the trip the smoother it would be. Today, ask them and they will tell you there is nothing smooth about an illegal road trip that entails hunger, hijackings, beatings, kidnappings, brutality and all kinds of abuse.
‘The church receives an endless flow of such deportees and on a weekly basis, they are given millions of naira. This week alone N4,450,000 was given to the deportees – without question of their religion, belief or background – alongside food and further assistance.