Pictorial: Nigeria honours Bushiri with 24-hour military and police escort

South Africa-based Malawian prophet Shepherd Bushiri of the Enlightened Christian Gathering (ECG) four-day visit in Nigeria was an epitome of honour as government provided him with a 24 hour military and police escort and protection.

Guard of honour to Major : Bushiri being welcomed by military parade

Bushiri car heavily secured by Nigeria State security detail

Bushiri being welcomed by Nigeria State security

Bushiri motorcade in Nigeria

State security for Bushiri in Nigeria

Bushiri alighting from this new fourth private jet

Officials in Nigeria say such kind of security honour from government is only reserved for very very important people (VVIP) visiting the country.

From his arrival Friday evening, an escort of at least 30 heavily armed military and police officers guarded not just his lodging premises, but also the church where he ministered.

He gets similar treatment in other countries such as Namibia, Ghana, Tanzania, Zambia and South Sudan, among others.

Such a gesture underlines the honour that different African governments bestow on Prophet Bushiri, a South Africa based celebrity preacher running one of the world’s largest growing ministries—the Enlightened Christian Gathering (ECG).

With his ministry, in just two years, hitting a record registered membership of over 300 000 in Africa, 1.7 million followers on Facebook and 2.5 million viewership of his Prophetic Channel, Prophet Bushiri has become one of Africa’s most sought out preacher—something forcing governments to put in place measures of how best to work with him for the safety and security of the people and nations.

For instance, just recently, the Botswana government, concerned with security of the tens of thousands that Prophet Bushiri attracts, moved to put him on those requiring visa before entering the country

According to the Botswana minister, the visa requirement is meant to help Prophet Bushiri and government address security and safety issues before he convenes his crowd pulling spiritual crusades.

In South Africa, headquarters of his ministry, government declared his church gatherings at Pretoria Show grounds as an ‘event’ to mean, the service cannot proceed if ECG does not comply to set standards of organising an event.

This include having tight security, having medical personnel, firefighters and the police, among others.

Prophet Bushiri’s director of communications Ephraim Nyondo said there appears a realisation that Prophet Bushiri is an asset that African governments should protect both because of his success in spiritual and business realms.

“The tens of thousands he attracts testify of his power and authority to influence people and institutions. He is giving hope to millions across the globe and he is also visiting and cheering the underprivileged wherever he goes. This is somebody every African government need to work with, not against,” he said.

During his four-day visit to Nigeria by Prophet Jeremiah Fufeyin of the Christ Mercyland Deliverance Ministry, local papers reported that the collaboration of the two Prophets will not only engender spiritual liberation to the continent of Africa, but will spark a socio-economic gain for the host state, Delta, as visitors from all over the world throng to Warri.

Nyondo hence appealed to African governments to emulate Nigeria’s welcome by seeing Prophet Bushiri as a development partner, not a threat to fight off.

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27 thoughts on “Pictorial: Nigeria honours Bushiri with 24-hour military and police escort”

  1. NGWAZI says:

    WILL OF GOD !!

  2. Bambo Tembo. says:

    If you are real prophet by God keep it up, God bless you. But if you are doing business using the words of God takecare you will weap and nursh your teeth.

  3. Rastafarian says:

    Then Jesus said to his disciples truly I tell you,It is hard for someone who is Rich to enter the kingdom of heaven.
    Again I tell you,it is easier for a Camel to go through the eye of needle than it is for someone who is Rich to enter the kingdom of God. Matthew 24

  4. Hokoyo says:

    Jesus said: ” A prophet is not without honour in his country”. You may not like Bushiri in Malawi. But his young man of God commands respect wherever he goes.

  5. I PRAISE HIM says:

    poor country full of jealousy

  6. I PRAISE HIM says:

    You can say what ever and when aver but know that my PAPA has no time to waste on the FAKE battles, he is always fighting the real battles for success. He has businesses that’s why he is up, and he works hard for his riches. Wake up people we follow him for his teaching of having no jealousy of anyone. He always dream and encourage us to move away from poverty as he hates poverty. I LOVE YOU PAPA please forgive everyone who speaks bad about you.

  7. Eeeeeh! Guys Ine ndagoma. God manifesting Himself through this young Annointed Bushiri. Trying to say something negative to Bushir is the same as an old man trying to climb a sandy hill. May God be praised for uplifting such Malawian son.

  8. Bodza la N'nanu says:

    Why having security detail when he sells people a bottle of “anointing water” to protect themselves? Surely he can have a “bath” full of the “anointing water” and protest himself than wasting poor mans tax money.

    Do you know who is behind Bushiri??? This is a business by tyrants and are conniving Bushiri to advance their business interests. It has nothing to do with the word of God. All these private jet, cars and houses do not belong to Bushiri. Wake up people! Wake up!

  9. Mika Kumbire says:

    But why is the plane bearing “AIR BOTSWANA COLOURS?” The plane seems to be that of the Botswana flag carrier. Bushiri is doing well as a businessman but please do not over exaggerate zinthu za mulungu. Glory should go to God.

  10. January says:

    I follow real God of major prothet zilibe kanthu kuti anthu anena chani ndili nganganga pambuyo pa Major 1

    1. mary moyo says:

      Uli ngati ine

  11. paul Goba says:

    Glory be to God

  12. follower and a believer says:

    if this is real prophet Bushiri God should and apitilize continue to bless you. you inspire me with your hard work. God be praised for the souls you are saving.

    1. Jesus is Lord says:

      Matthew 23:15 – Woe unto you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! for ye compass sea and land to make one proselyte, and when he is made, ye make him twofold more the child of hell than yourselves.

      He is not saving any souls. He is dragging them into Hell with him.

      Salvation is 100% khulupirira on Jesus Christ. Not of works. You cannot “repent of your sins” or “live a good life” or “give your life to Jesus”, those things do not save you. No matter how good you try to be (Romans 3:12), no amount of good works can help you go to Heaven (Isaiah 64:6). Jesus saves you. And since salvation is God’s free gift (Ephesians 2:8-9), everlasting (John 3:16), you cannot lose salvation after you get it. (John 3:18 if you believe you cannot be condemned). God is not a liar (Titus 1:2) so once you get the free, everlasting gift, it remains free and everlasting. Sins by saved believers are punished (Hebrews 12:5-11) but not with Hell. Even if you do zero for God after salvation, you’ll be called the least in Heaven but still are saved (Romans 4:5).

      Bushiri does NOT teach this… = false prophet.

      Romans 10:8-13 – But what saith it? The word is nigh thee, even in thy mouth, and in thy heart: that is, the word of faith, which we preach; That if thou shalt confess with thy mouth the Lord Jesus, and shalt believe in thine heart that God hath raised him from the dead, thou shalt be saved. For with the heart man believeth unto righteousness; and with the mouth confession is made unto salvation. For the scripture saith, Whosoever believeth on him shall not be ashamed. For there is no difference between the Jew and the Greek: for the same Lord over all is rich unto all that call upon him. For whosoever shall call upon the name of the Lord shall be saved.

      Acts 16:30-31 – And brought them out, and said, Sirs, what must I do to be saved? And they said, Believe on the Lord Jesus Christ, and thou shalt be saved, and thy house.

  13. DW says:

    In Malawi DPP can instruct police to arrest his followers !!

  14. Dzimwale wamkulu says:

    HEY! Koma Yesu abwere tsanga ndithu,,, eh?

  15. bumcee phiri says:

    My Major 1 my papa my brother man

  16. concernd says:

    akaweruze ndi MULUNGU

  17. Edward banda says:

    I love him and I hate those who hate him.

    1. Jesus is Lord says:

      Then you follow Bushiri, not God. He is a false prophet!

  18. KUKHALA says:


  19. Nawo says:

    This is why aAfrica remains backward – ignorance, herowarshping fellow human beings and expecting to get rich without hard work and embedding our lives with great ideas. In today’s modern world how can people spend time following and praising a fellow being instead of bringing innovation. Poverty and suffering will continue in Africa because of ignorance.

    1. Domino says:

      Its not only Africa where he gets the attention of this magnitude ….even in Europe they always give him the state detail of this nature….he is a god given human nature,,,,dont hate him lets just applaud him for what he has achieved…..he is coming from a poor and un known country Malawi,and to achieve what he has achieved is milestone….well done Mr Bushiri

    2. If you lack understanding of how God works then I’m sorry but when God wants to do things naturally it can just happen but mostly when its supernatural he involves man( a vessel) and those are what bible calls vessel unto honour( 1tim2 : 19 – 21).major 1 you are welcome to my nation Nigeria my life can nerve be the same as you have come to my nation and was honoured this way I’m glad.

  20. Chilungamo Chimawawa says:

    As Malawians we need to feel proud to have such people in amidst. Who amongst us is happy with stories of poverty that spreads like wild fire about Malawi. People like Bushiri are trying to change face of Malawi hence all Malawians despite religious beliefs we need to support him…………

  21. Gezehang Lombebo Belilo says:

    that is my daddy I love you daddy you change my life your pray change me you are send by God to me I love you daddy

    1. Bushiri says:

      Are you one of those annointed babies??continue loving your daddy za ziiii he’s s good business man

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