Nigeria’s President Buhari congratulates Archbishop Ndukuba, new Primate, Church of Nigeria, Anglican Communion

New Anglican Church Primate, Archbishop Ndukuba


By Sam Tor

President Muhammadu Buhari heartily congratulates Archbishop Henry Ndukuba on his presentation as the 5th Primate of the Church of Nigeria (Anglican Communion).

The President also felicitates with all members of the Anglican Church across Nigeria on the joyous occasion that ushered in a new spiritual leader of the Church, who has vowed to uphold the tenets of the Christian faith as espoused in the teachings of Jesus Christ.

This was contained in a press statement Wednesday  by Femi Adesina, Special Adviser to the President on Media & Publicity.

President Buhari prays for God’s grace, wisdom and guidance for the new leader as he leads Anglicans in Nigeria at a time of contending myriad of challenges for the church, the nation and the world.

The President appreciates the contributions and solidarity of the Church in encouraging the faithful to adhere to government and public health authorities-led efforts to limit the transmission of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Underscoring the important relations between the Church and the State, and the roles of faith-based organizations in nation-building, President Buhari is confident that as a nation that believes in the efficacy of prayer and the power of faith in God, Nigeria will bounce back from this trying period through collective actions.

The President also takes this opportunity to wish the retired Primate, Archbishop Nicholas Okoh every success in his future mission.

President Buhari welcomes the new Primate to Abuja and assures him of good wishes and support as he begins a new phase of ministry.