Owerri, 09 March, 2022 / 8:35 pm (ACI Africa).
Four days after being appointed Archbishop for Nigeria's Owerri Archdiocese, Bishop Lucius Iwejuru Ugorji who has been at the helm of Umuahia Diocese has been elected President of the Catholic Bishops’ Conference of Nigeria (CBCN).
In a Wednesday, March 9 statement, officials of the Catholic Secretariat of Nigeria (CSN) say Archbishop-elect Ugorji was elected at this year’s first CBCN Plenary Assembly.
He is expected to take over from Archbishop Augustine Obiora Akubueze who has completed his four-year tenure.
“To assist Archbishop Ugorji as the Vice President is Archbishop Matthew Ndagoso of Kaduna Archdiocese,” CSN officials say in the statement.
The new CBCN Secretary is Bishop Donatus Ogun of Uromi Diocese. Bishop Peter Kayode Odetoyinbo of Abeokuta Diocese is the Assistant Secretary, CSN leadership has reported about the officials for the four years.