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Church Becomes Three Provinces

Posted on: July 21, 1997 1:43 PM
Related Categories: Nigeria

The Church of the Province of Nigeria is a growing Church. It now has 58 dioceses and recently decided to create three Provinces within the Church. The new Provinces each has its own Archbishop. The new Provinces will be inaugurated on 3 October and the Archbishops will be presented. The archbishop and archbishops-elect are:

  • Province One
    Archbishop: The Most Revd J A Adetiloye
    To include the dioceses of Lagos, Ibadan, Ondo, Benin, Ekiti, Kwara, Ilesa, Egba, Ijebu, Warri, Akoko, Owo, Akure, Remo, Osun, Ife, Oke-Osun, Sabongida-Ora, Ikale/Ilaje, Kabba, Yewa (Egbado), Lokoja.
  • Province Two
    Archbishop: The Rt Revd B C Nwankiti
    To include the dioceses of On the Niger, Owerri, Enugu, Aba, Asaba, Orlu, Awka, Calabar, Uyo, Mbaise, Okigwe-North, Okigwe-South, Umuahia, Ukwa, Nsukka, Egbu, Nnewi, Niger Delta North, Niger Delta.
  • Province Three
    Archbishop: The Rt Revd P J Akinola
    To include the dioceses of Kaduna, Kano, Jos, Abuja, Minna, Kafanchan, Katsina, Sokoto, Makurdi, Yola, Maidurguri, Bauchi, Jalingo,