Brotherhood of the Cross and Star: Drivers rake in millions from Bishops-elect countrywide tour

Drivers in Calabar, Port Harcourt, Yenagoa and Aba have been smiling to the banks between last week and today with millions of Naira in their kitties.

Charmingpro reports that the drivers deployed their vehicles to convey no fewer than 300 Bishops-elect from Brotherhood of the Cross and Star who are traveling to 21 States in Nigeria on mandatory episcopal tours.

There are other Bishops-elect who are taking off in Lagos, Uyo and Warri for the same purpose, according to one of them who confided in our reporter.

He disclosed that some of the Bishops-elect are also proceeding to seven countries as part of processes required for their formal consecration on 1st October 2022, in Calabar, at the headquarters of the spiritual organization.

One of the drivers, Benjamin Akpan said, “They approached us for the journey and agreed to pay for three of our buses in Calabar and Port Harcourt, Rivers State. We estimated that the journey should take about two weeks. The cost is in millions of Naira, I can tell you”, he said.

Orji Bonaventure, who is driving one of the buses, said, “It is not often that we are lucky to see contracts like this. At least, after checking costs of fuel, repairs and welfare, there should still be a good balance for us.”

Findings also confirmed that in Cross River, no fewer than 35 Bishops-elect will leave the State capital, Calabar, by weekend to accomplish the same task.

Barnabas Ogbonna, who coordinates the trip in the State said they were spending well over one million Naira for the two groups.

He disclosed that the Bishops-elect are bearing the costs of the trip individually.

In an interview in Calabar, head of the Bishops’ Forum in Bayelsa State, Bishop Votuwei Zifaye disclosed that “40 of my members have been on the road since last week, traversing 21 States in the north, South-East, South-West and South-South regions of the country to fulfill requirements for their ordination as Bishops.


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