Lalong congratulates Kaigama over appointment as Archbishop of Abuja Catholic Archdiocese

Lalong congratulates Kaigama over appointment as Archbishop of Abuja Catholic Archdiocese

<p class="">Gov. Simon Lalong of Plateau has congratulated Archbishop Ignatius Kaigama on his appointment by the Holy Father, Pope Francis as the Archbishop of Catholic Archdiocese of Abuja.</p>

<h1>The appointment of Archbishop Kaigama, who is the Archbishop of Jos Catholic Archdiocese followed the retirement of John Cardinal Olorunfemi Onaiyekan.</h1>

<p class="">Lalong in a statement by his Director of Press and Public Affairs, Dr Simon Macham described the appointment as a higher calling to divine duty.</p>

<p class="">The governor said that the appointment was a testimony of Kaigama’s impeccable track record of service in the Lord’s vineyard over many decades.</p>

<p class="">He particularly expressed joy that the new Archbishop has tremendously contributed to the growth of the Catholic Church in Nigeria and Plateau in particular.</p>

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<p class="">Lalong added that Kaigama had consistently availed the state of his wealth of wisdom and experience especially during difficult moments.</p>

<p class="">While calling on God to give him the grace to carry out his new assignment, Lalong assured Kaigama of continuous prayers and support of the government and people of Plateau.</p>

<p class="">He also congratulated John Cardinal Onaiyekan on his retirement after many years of meritorious service to the Catholic Church, Christendom and Nigeria at large.</p>

<p class="">According to Lalong, Onaiyekan stood for unity, justice reconciliation, accountability and righteousness.</p>

<p class="">He prayed to God to grant him good health and more wisdom as he enjoyed his life in retirement.(</p>

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