CHURCH OF NIGERIA’S RESPONSE TO CHURCH OF ENGLAND’S DECISION ON SAME-SEX BLESSINGNovember 24, 2023
- NGOZI ADIGHIBE
- September 20, 2017
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The Primate of the Church of Nigeria, Anglican Communion, the Most Rev’d Nicholas Okoh, who presented and introduced the New Chancellor at the Third Day of the 12th General Synod of the Anglican Communion, holding at St Paul’s Cathedral, Port Harcourt, described Odein Ajumogobia as now ‘Minister of God.’
The Primate also announced the election of Bishop of Diocese of Kwara, the Most Rev’d Olusegun Adeyemi as the New Archbishop of Kwara Province. The Most Rev’d Okoh, said the new Archbishop takes over from the Most Rev’d Michael Akinyemi who retired.
Delegates at the Synod warmly acknowledged the two appointments with great applause even as the Primate prayed that God should guide the new appointees in the discharge of their functions.
The Primate thereby, formally declared open the 12th General Synod of Church of Nigeria Anglican Communion as provided by the constitution of the church.
The General Synod has in attendance one hundred and seventy five members of House of Bishops, including 168 serving bishops and seven retired bishops.
Other delegates include two hundred and sixty one members of House of Clergy and two hundred and forty one members of the House of Laity.
The Bishop of Evo Diocese, the Rt. Rev’d Innocent Ordu, is the Chairman of the Synod Organising Committee, while His Excellency, the Rivers State Governor, Chief Nyesom Ezenwo Wike is the Co-Chairman.
The General Synod ends on Friday September 22, 2017 after the reading of the Communiqué and closing formalities.