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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NGWAZI
Guest

WE CANT FIGHT THE
WILL OF GOD !!

Bambo Tembo.
Guest

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.

Rastafarian
Guest

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

Hokoyo
Guest

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.

I PRAISE HIM
Guest

poor country full of jealousy

I PRAISE HIM
Guest

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.

Kings Kanyama
Guest

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.

Bodza la N'nanu
Guest

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!

Mika Kumbire
Guest

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.

January
Guest

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

mary moyo
Guest

Uli ngati ine

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