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Plateau; Governor Lalong Congratulates New Archbishop Of Jos

Following the recent appointment of Most Rev Matthew Ishaya Audu (the bishop of Lafia diocese) by Pope Francis on, the 6th of January, 2020, as the Catholic Archbishop of Jos and the Metropolitan of Jos Ecclesiastical Province.

The Plateau State Governor, Simon Lalong has sent a congratulatory message through the Director of Press and Public Affairs to the Governor of Plateau State, Dr. Makut Simon Macham.

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Plateau State Governor Rt. Hon. Simon Bako Lalong congratulates Bishop Matthew Ishaya Audu on his appointment as the new Catholic Archbishop of Jos and the Metropolitan of Jos Ecclesiastical Province.
Governor Lalong in a congratulatory message welcomes the new Archbishop as was announced by Pope Francis to replace Archbishop Ignatius Ayau Kaigama who has since assumed duty as the Archbishop of Abuja Diocese.
Lalong describes the appointment of Bishop Audu as a worthy development considering his many years of service in the vineyard of the Lord where he discharged his duties with utmost diligence, humility and faith in Jesus Christ.
" We look forward to working with your Grace to continue to intercede for Plateau State and  the nation at large and strengthen the gospel of peace, tolerance, compassion and sacrifice which will assist us to consolidate on the stability we have achieved in the recent past" the Governor says.
The Governor also hopes that Bishop Audu will deploy his wealth of experience to work with the clergy and laity under his jurisdiction as well as the body of Christ in the State to propagate the gospel of salvation and reach out to those in need.
Until his appointment, Bishop Audu was the Chief Shepherd of Lafia Diocese.
He was ordained as a priest on
23rd June 1984 and holds a Doctorate Degree in Moral Theology.
The canonical installation is expected to hold on the 31st of March, 2020.

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