The federal government has pleaded with Prophet Temitope B Joshua, the founder of the Synagogue Church of All Nations (SCOAN), to reconsider his decision to relocate from Nigeria.
The government, through the minister of Information and Culture, Lai Mohammed, said such move will not in the best of the country.
The Nation reports that in a chat with journalists during the Annual General Meeting (AGM) of the Nigerian Association of Tour Operators (NATOP) in Ikeja, Lagos, the minister said Prophet Joshua’s decision was unfortunate.
He also called for dialogue between the Prophet and the authorities over whatever challenges he was facing.
“That will be very unfortunate in the sense that if he does move out, it will affect our tourism in Nigeria. Pastor Joshua is an important person, he must bear with us.
“This is his country. If he moves out and go to South Africa (for example), the revenue will go to South Africa.