The first and longest served Bishop of the Anglican Diocese of Abuja (1989 – 2010) and a retired Primate of the Church of Nigeria (Anglican Communion), the Most Rev. Peter J.
Akinola has called for an unalloyed support to the incumbent Bishop of Abuja and Primate of All Nigeria, the Most Rev. Henry C. Ndukuba by both the clergy and laity of the Diocese of Abuja. This was while delivering his Goodwill Message on July 25, 2020, via zoom, to the first synod of Primate Ndukuba as the Bishop of Abuja, which was also the First Session of the 11th Synod of the Diocese held at St James Church Asokoro, Abuja from July 23 to 26, 2020.
The retired Primate, who was speaking in the 11th year after his retirement and withdrawal from Abuja, noted that Primate Ndukuba would be new in Abuja, but not new in the ministry. He said that he knew the new Primate very well and served with him for a long time, describing him as a man who visibly loves God and very diligent in his duty and service of God.
Archbishop Akinola, who was the pioneer Missioner to Abuja and the founding Bishop of the Diocese of Abuja expressed gladness and thanksgiving to God that the small seed sown in the land of FCT over 31 years ago has grown and flourishing. He said that given the missionary prowess and administrative dexterity of the new Diocesan, the Diocese will attain an unimaginable height with the support of the clergy and the people. He prayed for the successful deliberation of the synod and tenure of the Primate.