TB Joshua’s 51st Birthday Has Turned Nigeria To Tourist Attraction Centre – Taxi Driver

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June 12, 2014 – TB Joshua’s 51st Birthday Has Turned Lagos Nigeria To Tourist Attraction Centre – Taxi Driver

South Africans, Zambians & Russians Storm Lagos Nigeria For TB Joshua’s Birthday

Despite the picture painted by international media, it appears the pull of a Nigerian Pastor has surpassed the fear of Boko Haram when it comes to tourism in Nigeria.

The scene at the Murtala Muhammed International Airport, Lagos on Thursday 12th June 2014 was lively.

The steady stream of foreign arrivals, smiling happily and waving national flags, bore no semblance with the international travel warnings leveled at Nigeria, largely due to the terrorist activities of Islamic insurgent group Boko Haram.

When this reporter inquired as to the reason of the exotic influx, the answer from various individuals and airport employees was unanimous – Nigeria’s controversial yet celebrated pastor, T.B. Joshua, who turned 51 today.

“In fact, the entire flight from South Africa was filled with T.B. Joshua visitors,” a SAA employee told me on the condition of anonymity. “It was the same thing yesterday too. Southern Africa can’t seem to get enough of the pastor.”

Officials at the airport I spoke to reckoned that almost 5,000 foreigners had arrived in Nigeria over the last few days to attend Joshua’s church and felicitate with him.

“Nearly 50 Russians arrived today,” one of the ground staff told me. “It was Americans and Brits yesterday, not to mention those that came from Zimbabwe and Zambia; they must have reached more than 500. They all came to visit Synagogue.”

According to recent statistics from the Nigerian Immigration Service six out of every ten foreign travellers coming into Nigeria are bound for The Synagogue Church Of All Nations (SCOAN).

The scene at the airport certainly attested to this, the majority of people wearing t-shirts emblazoned with the logo of Joshua’s popular television station Emmanuel TV.

“T.B. Joshua is probably the greatest tourist attraction Nigeria has ever produced,” a taxi driver named Ibrahim who plies his trade at the airport reckoned. “I take people from the airport to Synagogue everyday but this last week especially has been busier than ever.”

The cleric, however, has played down the event, telling followers on Sunday that he would not be celebrating his birthday with any special ceremony.

He stated the current security situation in Nigeria did not reflect the need for any ostentatious festivity, adding that he feels what people in society are feeling.

Joshua encouraged congregants to remember his birthday by praying for their nation, stating that the ‘birthday gift’ he is asking from God is the release of the over 200 girls kidnapped in Chibok over a month ago.

T.B. Joshua was born on June 12th 1963 in a humble home in Arigidi, Ondo State, Nigeria. He is best known for his prophecies, miracles and charitable activities, as well as his online influence.

A Facebook post on Joshua’s official page wishing the cleric happy birthday had already attracted more than 50,000 comments from well-wishers worldwide as at the time of filing this report.

Nigerian actress, Tonto Dikeh, who earlier stated that Joshua’s prayers helped end her 14 year smoking addiction, was among those who congratulated the pastor via her Instagram account.

[Authored by Ihechukwu Njoku – freelance Nigerian journalist]

16 thoughts on “TB Joshua’s 51st Birthday Has Turned Nigeria To Tourist Attraction Centre – Taxi Driver

  1. May the Lord grant him more of the year in healthy in jesus name.
    LLNP inadvance.

  2. Pastor T. B. Joshua, Happy Birth Day and more years ahead. May the blessings and favour of God be upon you and your family, in the name of Jesus.

  3. I’m no fan of TB Joshua or his Church follower but the level of his generosity, kindness, caring,humility and charities sometime amazes me. sometimes i ask myself why is this man sooo good like this, why is he not like others pastors that lives like kings while their church member live like slave? What stopping him from acquiring private jet, expensive cars, wears, private universities etc like others?.
    Guys/Nigerians please lets stop hating and criticing this man. Like some of his critics would say “His power came from satan”. To me if trully his powers came from devil then satan is good.
    He (TB Joshua) is the best among them all pastors and prophets in nigeria.
    HAPPY BIRTHDAY PROPHET TB JOSHUA

    • Bezo my brother today u have talked something reasonable.MAY THE LORD GOD GIVE YOU THE GRACE TO UNDERSTAND AND ALL ALL OTHER NIGERIANS WHO TB JOSHUA HIS.REMEMBER MY DEAR THAT IN THE BIBLE JESUS SAID IN LUKE 4:24 NO PROPHET IS ACCEPTED IN HIS OWN COUNTRY.(mark 6:4)(John4:44)KINDLY FIND TIME AND READ THOSE SCRIPTURES OR THE CHAPTERS U WILL BE ABLE TO SEE THE REASON HAS TO WHY JESUS CAME INTO THIS CONCLSION.BECAUSE WHEN HE HIMSELF WAS PREACHING AND DELIVERING AND PERFORMING MIRACLES,ONLY FEW KNEW HE WAS THE SON OF GOD AND THE MESSIAH,UNTIL HE DIED AND ROSE AGAIN.MY BROTHER KEEP YOUR FAITH IN CHRIST JESUS WHERE YOU FEEL YOU DONT UNDERSTAND JUST GO ON YOUR KNEES AND HE WILL GIVE U THE GRACE OF REVELATION.I DONT BLAME YOU NEITHER NIGERIANS BUT REMEMBER AGAIN THE SAME JESUS SAID TO THOMAS BLESSED ARE THOSE THAT BELIEVE EVEN BEFORE THEY SEE.LETS BE NOT THE FIRST TO JUDGE MEN OF GOD.LET GOD BE THE ONE TO JUDGE..GOD CAN USE ANYBODY,HE CAN USE ANYTHING HAVE U SEE THE VIDEO CLIP OF THE MYSTERY LAKE IN ONE OF YOUR STATES IN NIGERIA.?where people de use mud and one dirty water to soak their bodies and yet they claim they are healed.BY WATCHING THE CLIP SOMEONE WILL SAY THOSE PEOPLE ARE MAD AND DESPERATE BUT ITS ONLY GOD THAT KNOWS BUT BECAUSE OF THEIR FAITH I BELIEVE GOD MUST HEAR THEIR PRAYERS.IN THE BIBLE WE ALSO HAVE THE POOL OF BETHESDA(JOHN 5:1-17)SO NOBODY KNOWS WHETHER IT IS GOD’S SEND ANGELS TO HEAL THEM.BUT ALL WE NEED IS TO STAY CONNECTED WITH JESUS FOR US TO KNOW MORE ABOUT THE THINGS OF THE SPIRIT.GOD BLESS YOU ALOT AND I HOPE TO HEAR FROM YOU. AM SCHOLAR FROM KENYA AND AM ALSO A FAN OF NINJA GISTS THOUGH I DONT COMMENT I JUST READ YR COMMENTS AND ENJOY YR 9ja pichin English BUT TODAY I THINK ITS GOD THAT SAID I SHOULD REPLY YR COMMENT.GNT.kindly check out that mystery healing lake video in ENUGU.

  4. Happy birthday my father in the lord.most senior prophet Tb joshua.May the good lord continue to bless you in Jesus name Amen

  5. HBD sir T:B, u’re indeed a great man may the almighty God continue to empower u streghten u,give u more anointing to continue the good work u’re doing ijn Amen, more grace sir.

  6. My mentor In d lord, Snr Prft TB JOSHUA u r d best i’ve evr sn n my life. wot an amaizing servant of GOD. I lov u & wsh u many more yrs ahead. Hppy brt day sir.

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