It has come to our notice that there are some persons circulating rumours that the Primate of all Nigeria, Anglican Communion, The Most Rev’d Dr Nicholas D. Okoh has handed over from his office as Primate of the Anglican Church in Nigeria. This rumour is false, as the Primate’s tenure has not yet ended.
Though a Primate-elect was elected on Tuesday, September 24, 2019 and as it is customary of our Church that he arrives Abuja few months before hand-over, it is important to note that he will be officially presented on Wednesday, 25th of March 2020. Therefore, the Most Rev’d Nicholas D. Okoh remains the Primate of all Nigeria, Anglican Communion until the Primate-elect is presented.
To that effect, we enjoin the Church and the general public to disregard any rumours emanating from any quarters as regards this issue of the Primate’s retirement.
Mrs. Ngozi Adighibe
For Directorate of Communication