The Anglican Orthodox Communion (Nigeria) has created two provinces and two additional dioceses which include the Diocese of Ibadan and the Diocese of Ekiti, in addition to the existing ones as part of its church expansion activities.
Tribune Church News has learned that the two provinces were established during a three-day Episcopal Synod, held recently at the Cathedral Church of Emmanuel, Obosi, Anambra State, under the Diocese of Onitsha.
The synod also featured the election of the archbishops of the church, including the Most Reverend (Dr) Chidi Chukelu for the Eastern Province of Nigeria and the Most Reverend Sunday Ojo (JP) for the Western Province of Nigeria. Nigeria.
The ecclesiastical authority also elected Rt. Rev. Emmanuel Bolarinwa as Bishop-elect of Ibadan Diocese and Rt. Rev. Emmanuel Falade as Bishop-elect of Ekiti Diocese.
The highlight of the event was the presentation of the Certificates of Incorporation issued by the Corporate Affairs Commission (CAC) and the presentation of the Patent Certificate by the Federal Ministry of Industry, Trade and Investment by through the Very Reverend Bolarinwa to the authority of the church.
According to Archbishop Chikelu of the Eastern Province, the new development was welcome and would stimulate the expansion of the church, which will contribute to the universal growth of the church.
The Archbishop of the Western Province, the Most Reverend Ojo (JP) on behalf of the other Bishops of the Episcopal Synod expressed his joy and thanked God for a successful registration, the creation of two provinces, the creation of two dioceses supplementary, the election of archbishops and bishops.