The youths across the four local governments in Akoko area of Ondo state under the platform of Akoko Youth Forum have expressed shock over the death of the Akoko born preacher, Prophet Temitope Joshua.
T.B Joshua was announced dead at the early hours on Sunday by the Synagogue Church at the age of 57 years.
He was said to have died after leading a program in the church.
In a statement signed by the President of the Forum, Ife Ajibuwa, the youths described the SCOAN Founder as “philanthropist, mentor and a true son of Akoko land”.
The youths furthermore mandates that all flags across the four local governments in Akoko should be at half mast for the next 24 hours while youths are expected to put on black cloths to mourn the prophet.
The statement fully read:
“With a saddened heart, we announce the tragedic demise of our beloved father, philanthropist, mentor and a true son of Akoko land, Prophet Temitope Balogun Joshua.
“This is a great lost to Akoko nation, Nigeria, and the world at large.
“It is on this note that the Akoko Youth Forum hereby mandates that all flags in Akoko land should be half mast for the next 24hrs in order to serve as a symbol of honour to our beloved father.
“In addition. All the youths in Akoko land should put on black clothes or tie a black scarf on their wrists or any part of their body as a symbol of mourning our father and son who just slept in the Lord.
“It is so painful to say goodbye. May God rest him in perfect peace.”