Researchers concluded that the fire, which completely destroyed a storage building at the church, started around 11 p.m.
On the night of the parade honoring the late founder of the Church, Prophet Temitope Joshua, who had died previously known as TB Joshua, a fire broke out in the facility.
Following the tributes and candlelight procession, members of the church ran for safety as the building caught fire.
The reports state that the fire department arrived at the scene of the fire on Tuesday morning around 12:19 am.
An eyewitness reported that the fire had been extinguished before the fire department arrived.
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The fire was sparked by an electrical spark at the control room. The candlelight parade took place afterward, he explained.
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There were no casualties due to the fire in the church, which was confirmed in a press release from the organization.
There was a small electrical fire incident in a storehouse at The Synagogue, Church of All Nations compound on July 5th, 2021, at 10:57 p.m.
There were no injuries as a result of the incident.
The SCOAN partnered with various government entities, including the Lagos State Fire Services, who were on the ground at the time of the incident in order to plan for the weeklong services in honor of Prophet TB Joshua.
May God continue to protect us. The general people should rest assured that there is no need for fear and the celebrations of Prophet TB Joshua’s life and legacy will proceed as planned.
Philanthropist, leader, pastor, televangelist, and founder of The Synagogue, who passed away on June 5 at the age of 57, is survived by his family and friends.
She, who was widowed shortly after her husband, led the candlelight parade for SCOAN at the Ikotun Faith Resort in Lagos.
On Friday, July 9, in Lagos, the church premises will host the funeral service for TB Joshua.
In anticipation of the funeral of the late Prophet Temitope Joshua, the Lagos State Government inspected facilities at the Synagogue Church of All Nations for COVID safety and preventative measures compliance.
Led by the Commissioner for Health, Prof. Akin Abayomi, and the Director-General of the Lagos State Safety Commission, Lanre Mojola, the Lagos State Government team was present.
After meeting with church officials and conducting an inspection of the church facilities, Abayomi stated that the inspection was in accordance with the Lagos State Government’s third wave mitigation strategy of trying to prevent the importation and spread of new deadly strains of COVID into Lagos and Nigeria.
According to Abayomi, the meeting and inspection with SCOAN officials were to ensure that COVID variations aren’t introduced into the congregation and the community.
During the funeral events, Abayomi ensured that the infection prevention practices had been improved, even though some areas still needed to be worked on.
The group conducted a thorough investigation of the auditorium, hostel amenities for international tourists, and the restroom facilities.