The Most Rev’d Henry Ndukuba, who is currently the Bishop of Gombe Diocese & Archbishop of Jos Province has emerged as the New Primate Elect of the Church of Nigeria, Anglican Communion & the Bishop of Abuja Diocese. The newly elected Primate is to take over from His Grace, the Most Rev’d Nicholas Okoh.
Brief About The New Primate Elect:
The Most Revd Henry Ndukuba, Bishop of Gombe Diocese, Archbishop of the Ecclesiastical province of Jos and Chairman of the Liturgy and Spirituality Committee of the Church of Nigeria. He will assume office in March 2020 at the expiration of the term in office of the current Primate of the Church, His Grace, the Most Rev’d Nicholas D. Okoh.
- Archbishop Ndukuba was Born in September 1959
- He was ordained in September, 1989
- Consecrated a Bishop in Sepember, 1999
- Presented as Archbishop in September, 2017
- And elected as Primate of all Nigeria in September, 2019.
It is beyond reasonable doubt that the number “9” is uniquely significant to this Man of God.
President Muhammadu Buhari’s Reaction:
President M. Buhari congratulated the newly elected primate and commended Okoh for his services and invaluable supports given to his administration. In a statement signed by the Special Adviser to the President on Media and Publicity, Femi Adesina, Buhari opined, “I felicitate with 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 Muhammadu 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, to continue in propagating the qualities that epitomises the ministry of Jesus Christ, who taught his followers love, compassion and humility
The president also commends the outgoing Primate of the Church of Nigeria, 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.
President Buhari wishes the new Primate-elect a successful tenure as he begins a new phase of ministry as the fifth Primate of the Church of Nigeria (Anglican Communion).”