General Overseer of The Synagogue Church Of All Nations (SCOAN), Temitope Balogun Joshua, commonly referred to as prophet T.B. Joshua, has extended a hand of help to Nigerian migrants who were recently repatriated from Libya.
The Nigerian media has been abuzz for some day now following the trending issue of slave trade and maltreatment of Nigerians and other black people in Libya.
This issue has been trailed with a lot of controversies as many people believe that the government has not done enough to address it.
Apart 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.
Relating the information through the church’s Facebook page, they wrote:
“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.
“In 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.
“The beauty of life is not how happy you are but how happy others can be because of you. (quote)” – T.B. Joshua”.
Meanwhile, consequent upon the several ‘save our soul’ messages from Nigerian migrants stranded in Libya, the Federal Government has responded to the maltreatment of its citizens in the country.
This gave rise to the return of Nigerians numbering 242 from Libya on Tuesday evening, November 28. The Libyan returnees landed at the Murtala Muhammed Airport Lagos on Libyan Airline plane.