Prophet T.B. Joshua, has again come to the aid of some Nigerian deportees who returned to the Country on Thursday evening, after being stranded for months in Libya.
The beneficiaries were among the 162 deportees from Libya with the aid of the International Organisation for Migration (IOM) in collaboration with the Swiss government and the Nigerian Embassy in Libya.
The returnees comprising of 132 males, 27 females, two female children and one male child, came aboard a Chadames Air aircraft marked 5A WA.
Upon arrival, the National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) provided transportation vehicles for the returnees to their respective states along with a gesture of N10,000 by the Swiss government.
However, 107 of them decided to ‘seek refuge’ at The Synagogue, Church Of All Nations (SCOAN), the popular Lagos-based church of T.B. Joshua.
Prophet T.B. Joshua, who is famed for his extensive humanitarian gestures received them and gave them the sum of N50,000 each (N6m in total) alongside a bag of rice.
The deportees explain that most of them had been surviving by doing menial jobs in the war-torn nation before being arrested and imprisoned.
Among the disheveled and frail-looking Nigerian deportees who arrived at the church late in the night was one who hobbled to the church on crutches.
He narrates that he has been in pain ever since he was involved in a serious motor accident shortly after arriving in Libya to join his wife. He appreciated God for using Prophet T.B. Joshua to wipe away their tears.
Another of the Nigerian deportees, from Delta State, appreciated the man of God and admits that but for T.B. Joshua’s gifts, he had plans of joining the Niger Delta militants.
Michael, an Edo State indigene said they came back with nothing but the clothes on their backs which were given by United Nations officials. He had been in Libya for nearly ten months, washing cars for a living while nursing the hope of reaching Europe someday.
Arrested in February for staying illegally, Michael endured several months in a Libyan prison before the insufferable conditions of the prisoners attracted the attention of United Nations officials who procured their eventual release.
Earlier in the year, Prophet T.B Joshua also assisted Nigerian deportees who returned from Libya and aided some Nigerians who returned from South Africa last month.