Election of bishops and archbishops in Nigeria


Election of bishops and archbishops in Nigeria


Ayodeji Fagbemi

At its recent Episcopal Synod held at the Cathedral Church of St Barnabas, Ilorin, the Church of Nigeria elected the following Bishops for the diocese against their names.

1. The Rt Rev. Humphrey Olumakaiye for the Diocese of Lagos (on translation from the Diocese of Osun North East)

2. The Rt Rev Dr Samuel Ezeofor for the diocese of Aguata (on translation from Ogbaru)

3. The Rt Rev Akintunde Popoola for Ibadan South diocese (on translation from Offa)

4. The Revd Canon Victor Agberam for the diocese of Northern Izon

5. The Very Revd Stephen Oni for the diocese of Ondo

6. The Ven Dr Cornelius Adagbada for Oke-Ogun diocese

7. The Ven. Dr Paul Olarewaju Ojo was elected for Ijumu diocese


Also two archbishops were elected;

1. The Rt Rev. Godwin Okpala of (Nnewi) for the Province of the Niger

2. The Rt Rev Gabriel Akinbiyi (Akoko) for the Province of Ondo

• The Dean
While The Most Rev. Ali Buba Lamido was elected as the Dean of the Church of Nigeria for a 5year- term.

The Primate of the Church of Nigeria, the Most Revd Dr Nicholas D. Okoh, solicits the prayers of the Church for these servants of God as they prepare to take their new offices.

The Rt Rev. Dr S. Ayodeji Fagbemi
General Secretary (C.O.N)