In a society whereby lawlessness and injustice rule, hope is what people cling to – that there is a place beyond this one where there will be no more sorry. Paint the picture, then you get your followers.
Prophet TB Joshua is one of Nigerians sensational men of God, with him come lots and lots of visions about just anything mostly when the event has occurred. His visions are not limited to issues in Nigeria, he has something to say about the missing Malaysia Airways MH370 and lots of miracle healing of all sorts.
TB Joshua attracts followers from all over the continent and beyond – Very good for him. He has worked hard doing night vigils dedicated his time for others so he deserves all the wealth and popularity that he has is my take. However, TB Joshua is a Nigerian, this means that in a country whereby there is no fair enforcement of law that guide our behaviour especially when dealing with large crowd, it is a bit tricky leaving all to God to judge. Who is watching to make sure TB Joshua is doing all that he does with no abuse to human rights?
On Sept. 12, TB Joshua motel attached to the church building collapsed killing 116 people. This is very sad. The victims included 84 South Africans – shows the Prophet’s influence on the continent. The original building was 2 storeys, been raised to five, in the process the building gave in as the structural pillars/walls were not strong enough to support the additional load being put on them.
As expected, imaginary airplane and spirits were blamed. Lagos State government confirmed TB Joshua had no building permission for this massive extension. Nigeria President Goodluck Jonathan visited the scene on 21 September to show his supports, very kind of him.
TB Joshua has not been arrested, he was supposed to attend a coroner’s inquest yesterday but failed to show up, instead donated R50,000 to each of the victim’s family to cover funeral expenses.
If you are a Nigerian and worry about how Nigerians were treated around the world, this is where to pay attention and learn.
In April this year a South Korean boat capsized killing over two hundred people with the captain and some of the crew members escaped to safety, the cause of this was later found to be due to excessive cargo. Due to this fatal accident their prime minister took responsibility for not doing enough to protect his citizens so resigned publicly with heavy heart. The captain and the escaped crew members were taken into custody and yesterday, judgement was served, Captain Lee was found guilty of violating Seamen’s law by abandonment causing death and injury and was sentenced to 36 years in prison, all of his crew members were jailed too according to severity their involvement.
We have plenty of Nigerians in South Korea from their universities, factories to professional offices – If we don’t treat one another like humans at home, others copy exactly what we do.
High profile individuals don’t get prosecuted in Nigeria for anything, they get away with it all. Here. This time is a bit different, presidential election is coming and without saying our sitting president is religious puppet, he relies on churches to get votes.
Presently no one has been held responsible for the deaths of these folks in TB Joshua’s church, well evil spirits have been blamed, but how do we get them arrested to pay for the crime committed?
Think about this: Excessive cargo causing deaths in South Korea. Excessive bricks causing deaths in Nigeria. What’s the difference? Should we be expecting justice in Nigeria or same old?