Creation of New Dioceses: Archbishop Onuoha to Serve as Chairman of Province II Team

  • Korede Akintunde
  • June 17, 2024

The Primate of All Nigeria, His Grace, the Most Rev’d Dr Henry C. Ndukuba, has approved the appointment of the Most Rev’d Dr David O. Onuoha, the Archbishop of Owerri Province and the Bishop of
Okigwe South Diocese as the New Chairman of the Old Province II Team for Receiving, Inspection and Verification of Applications for the Creation of only full fledged Dioceses in the Church of Nigeria.

He takes over from the Most Rev’d Dr Blessing C. Enyindah, the Dean of the Church of Nigeria who is to undertake other assignments assigned by the Primate of All Nigeria while this exercise lasts.

The General Secretary of the Church of Nigeria, the Ven. Dr. Paul Dajur made this known in a letter he signed to all Archbishops, Bishops, Clergy and Laity.

Dr. Dajur emphasized that the General Synod 2023 Resolution on the Creation of full-fledged Diocese will be strictly followed.

“Fundamental due process and constitutional requirements shall be followed through a resolution passing through the relinquishing Diocese.”

Recall that the Primate of the Church of Nigeria, Anglican Communion on Friday, 14th June, 2024 inaugurated the Teams on Inspection and Verification for the creation of Full-fledged
Dioceses based on the the three old provinces of the Church (Read Here).

The Teams have between now and Thursday, October 31, 2024 to submit the reports of their assignment.

Dr. Paul added that all applications for the creation of full-fledged Dioceses should be submitted to the appropriate Teams.

Korede Akintunde
CoN Communication Officer
14th June, 2024
Enquiries: [email protected]

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