Anglicans Elect New Primate
The Church of Nigeria, Anglican Communion, has elected a new primate, ArchBishop Henry Ndukuba to superintend over Anglican faithful in Nigeria.
The new primate, Most Rev. Henry Ndukuba Ndukuba, Bishop of Gombe Diocese & Archbishop of Jos Province , was elected at the Episcopal Synod of which held in Asaba, Delta State on Tuesday, September 24 to succeed Most Rev Nicholas Okoh.
Meanwhile President Muhammadu Buhari has congratulated Most Revd. Henry Ndukuba on his emergence as the Primate-elect of the Church of Nigeria (Anglican Communion).
In a statement issued by Femi Adesina, Special Adviser to the President (Media & Publicity), the President also lauded members of the Anglican Communion in Nigeria on the successful election of a new spiritual leader, who will by the grace of God direct the affairs of the church in the next ten years.
“President Buhari appreciates the role of the Anglican Church in promoting interfaith dialogue, peace, stability, education and social welfare in the country.
“With a long and distinguished vocation as a priest for 30 years, bishop for 20 years and archbishop for two years, the President counts on the Primate-elect, who is at present the Bishop of Gombe Diocese & Archbishop of Jos Province of the Anglican Communion, to continue in propagating the qualities that epitomises the ministry of Jesus Christ, who taught his followers love, compassion and humility.
“President Buhari also commends the outgoing Primate of the Church, His Grace, the Most Rev’d Nicholas Okoh, for his dedication, service and leadership, recounting the invaluable support this administration has received from the Church.
The President wishes Archbishop Ndukuba a successful tenure as he begins a new phase of ministry as the fifth Primate of the Church of Nigeria (Anglican Communion).