Renowned pastor, Prophet T.B. Joshua is planning to establish a University of Science and Technology in Arigidi Akoko, Ondo State.
The establishment will reportedly cost a whooping $1 billion, and will have airfield and helipad for private jets, helicopters and Naval airships to compliment the Naval School at Imeri.
Joshua himself hails from Arigidi-Akoko, and in May, a group offered him 200 acres of land to move the headquarters of the Synagogue Church of All Nations to the town.
The group had said: “We read in the national dailies that due to some reasons which we are yet to be told officially, that one of the golden sons of our state, Prophet T.B Joshua is considering relocating the headquarters of his Church from Lagos to Jerusalem in Israel.
“While we respect the man of God’s rights to liberty and dignity, we however want to advise him to shelve the idea of relocating to a foreign land. One that is already congested by Christian pilgrims from all over the world. In the light of the foregoing, we hereby plead with him to relocate from Lagos to Ondo State, particularly, the Akoko axis where he hails from.
“We want to say that we mean business. We have started talking to traditional rulers from the four local government areas in Akoko land to see if they can facilitate the release of at least 200 acres of land to T.B Joshua if he chooses to relocate to Ondo State and they agree. In fact, they are all looking ahead for T.B Joshua to make the announcement of the relocation.