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The office of the Primate of the Church of Nigeria has set the record and want to inform the public that the incumbent, the Most Rev’d Nicholas D. Okoh is still the Archbishop Metropolitan and Primate of the Church of Nigeria till March 25th 2020 when his tenure will finally come to an end.

This was noted in a press statement released today by the Church of Nigeria directorate of communications following some unconfirmed information flying around on social media of handing over of the incumbent Primate to the Primate-elect, the Most Rev’d Henry Ndukuba.

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 which was what happened on Thursday 30th of January 2020, it is important to note that he will be officially presented on Wednesday, 25th of March 2020.

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PRESS RELEASE

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.

Signed

Mrs. Ngozi Adighibe

For Directorate of Communication

 

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