The Synagogue Church of All Nation, SCOAN, has, disowned Mr. Ken Emeakayi, over his defence on the collapsed guest house, during an interview programme on Monday, on one of the local television stations.
Reacting yesterday, on its official Facebook page, T.B. Joshua Ministries, the church said even though Emeakayi is a member of SCOAN and an Emmanuel TV partner, he went to the media to air his personal views and not those of the church.
The statement on the page reads: “Our attention has been drawn to several articles circulating around the internet quoting Mr. Ken Emeakayi as an official representative of T.B. Joshua, The SCOAN and Emmanuel TV.
“While Mr Ken is a member of The SCOAN and an Emmanuel TV partner, he went to the media on his own personal level to air his views concerning the incident and not to officially represent the church. Any official statement from The SCOAN will be published on our website and our official Facebook Page.”
Emeakayi had during the interview, refuted claims that the church was not given an approval by the Lagos State authorities to commence construction, saying that it was officially given an approval for a 12-storey building.
He said: “It is not true and I stand to be corrected. I want to also point out that whosoever said that was not saying the correct thing, because I also listened to a commissioner of Lagos State, when he came to your (Channels Television) studio. He said that when he got there, he discovered that there was no approval for the building, meaning that he has not been there before and there was nothing of such. Yes, the church had approval.”
Asked if the church had shown the approval to the Lagos State Government authorities, he said: “Yes, of course. Officials of Lagos State Government have been there severally. They have even come to look at other buildings in the church premises. So, there is no additional structure to the building. We are talking of a building that is on its own. We have the pictures. It’s a new structure