Bishop Oyedepo Acquires New Helicopter Worth N2.5 billion - Politics,Gossips & Nollywood

Bishop Oyedepo Acquires New Helicopter Worth N2.5 billion

Bishop David Oyedepo , founder and Presiding Bishop of the Living Faith Church, an organization with one of the largest networks of about 11,000 branches in 65 countries has acquired a brand new helicopter. This is in continuation of his quest to ease movement while reaching large numbers of people in his evangelical work. This acquisition is especially unique as it is the first time he will buy an aircraft with his personal resources. 

Bishop Oyedepo

The previous aircraft including the only one presently in the Church inventory, a Challenger 605 with registration N633WM (World Mission) which was acquired at a cost of $25 million were all acquired by the Church through Dominion Aviation Center. Bishop Oyedepo according to Forbes magazine is worth an estimated US$150 million (Forbes, 2011)

Speaking at a gathering of pastors recently, Bishop Oyedepo announced that the aircraft which had arrived Nigeria could fly from Lagos to Maiduguri or from Lagos to Abuja and back to Lagos without a need to refuel.

According to a reliable source, the aircraft is still in a Lagos seaport undergoing clearance after which it will be brought to the Church’s hangar for assemblage. Church Gist also gathered that the helicopter could be of Italian origin and produced by the Leonardo Helicopters (formerly Agusta Westland). In particular, it could be either the Trekker or GrandNew series as these have the capacity for covering a long-range before the need for refueling.

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