Founder and Senior pastor of Synagogue Church of All Nations (SCOAN) Temitope Joshua on Thursday made a donation of N12 million to the second batch of Nigerians who returned from South Africa on Wednesday night over the recent xenophobic attacks in the country.
314 returnees arrived the Murtala Muhammed International Airport, Lagos, on Wednesday.
The donation was distributed among 162 people who visited the Church, with N100, 000 given to each adult and the remaining allotted according to the size of the families.
The spokesperson of SCOAN, Mr. Joseph while addressing the returnees, said Joshua shares their pains and that is why he has decided to make the donation.
“So he feels what you are feeling right now and he shares your pains and that is why you are welcome here.”
“By the grace of God, the spirit of God will lead him to do what is best for you. Many of you have lost everything, you came back with nothing even though you properties, businesses are there.”
“The man of God said he cannot afford to close his eyes or turn deaf ears to your plights so with the support of Emmanuel TV Partners, the man of God has given everyone here today as returnees from South Africa the cash sum of N12 million.”
While narrating his ordeal, one of the returnees, Nnabuche Wisdom, said he already made up his mind to come back to Nigeria to continue his interior decoration work but he does not have money to leave South Africa.
According to the 30-year-old Imo State indigene:
“I was thinking of escaping South Africa but I do not have any money as I have lost everything due to the xenophobic attacks. On the 12th of this month, I was checking the internet when I saw this industrial machine that I like, it costs N102, 000 but I don’t have the money.”
“But here I am with N100,000 given to me by Prophet T. B. Joshua. I thank God and I thank the man of God,” he added.
Another returnee, Ipaye Joke, a pregnant lady, returned with her husband and their two kids. They got N250,000 from the donation.