A Calabar-based religious organisation, Brotherhood of the Cross and Star (BCS) has said it kicked off this year’s weeklong birthday anniversary celebration of its administrative head and spiritual leader, His Holiness Olumba Olumba Obu.
Spokesman for the organisation, Patriarch Christ Shepherd Edet Archibong, in a press chat in Calabar, Wednesday, said the Birthday celebration, christened ‘The Divine Manifestation’ began on Monday, November 14, and would climax on Sunday, November 20, 2022.
He enumerated other activities to include: global evangelism, fastings, special rendition of twenty hymns and seven anthems, consecration of Christ Shepherds, sporting activities, solemn procession amongst others
The Spokesman said the organisation has made giant strides in all fields of human endeavours which have impacted humanity positively, and disclosed that the recently established 3,500 tons capacity rubber processing plant, which produces technically specified rubber 10/20 used for the production of tyres, tubes and soles, has started operation.
Patriarch Archibong who said residents were excited over the milestone, explained further, “the rubber processing plant in Biakpan, central Cross River, has a capacity of 1 ton/ hour,16 tons/day and at full capacity could get up to 3,500 tons/year.”
According to him, preparation was in top gear to establish a high class university to foster its educational vision for the common man.
“The Universal Education Fellowship has been directed by the Holy Father, His Holiness Olumba Olumba Obu, to put in motion the process of establishing a BCS’s university,” he stated.
On the organization’s tourism drive, he said the Cross River state government, having realised the tourism potential of the BCS, has “proposed to partner with us to harness it to the benefits of the State.”
He said millions of people, many of whom were not BCS members, had been employed in the organisation’s vast business enterprises which include The Royal Farms limited, First Royal Microfinance Bank, radio and print media, bakery, guest house, schools amongst other enterprises.