Some concerned hoteliers and guest house operators around the Synagogue, Church of All Nations (SCOAN) at Ikotun-Egbe have lamented about the low patronage following the death of TB Joshua.
The hoteliers expressed concerns that they do not know if the wife of T.B Joshua, Evelyn Joshua would able to perform miracles like the late founder to draw men to the church.
According to them, it was the deliverance variant of the gospel that was attracting people from all over the world to the place to make their business boom. The hoteliers spoke with the News Agency of Nigeria, NAN, in Lagos on Sunday.
Mr Alhponus Odioma, the owner of a 240-room facility in the area, said, “I began business in the area since 2007 with a little residential apartment that I acquired but with the upsurge of lodging demands, I had to get a bigger place.
“Like my other colleagues, I hired more personnel alongside constant innovation of services and facilities to retain and attract more patronage especially from foreigners that were coming to worship at SCOAN.
“We are now running at a deficit as we are experiencing lull in business. Before now, the revenue we usually realised in a week was enough to cater for a month’s overhead.
“Right now, we are experiencing lull in our businesses without one knowing when it will end.
“Though the spouse of the founder had been commissioned to take over as the leader of the church, but it is not yet known if she would able to perform in the deliverance ministry like the founder.
“It was the deliverance variant of the gospel that was attracting people from all over the world to the place; that sustained our businesses all those years.