Thursday 10 June 2021


By: Valentine Adese (JP),

Governor Simon Bako Lalong of Plateau State has said he is very happy with the appointment of Mnsgr. David Ajang, as the Bishop-elect of Lafia Diocese.

The Governor said Mnsgr. David Ajang had devoted himself to prayers and the spiritual wellbeing of the state during his tenure, as the Chaplain of the Government House Chapel.

Lalong who gave this remarks when the Catholic Archdiocese of Jos, presented the Bishop-elect of Lafia Diocese Mnsgr. David Ajang to him, said, “Although the State would have wished to have him continued to serve in his former capacity, it is also aware that, this elevation is the will of God and he also has an assignment to discharge in that part of the country”.

According to the release signed by, Dr. Makut Simon Macham, the Director of Press and Public Affairs to the Governor, dated, 9th June, 2021, Governor Lalong used the opportunity to call on the Church to continue to pray for peace and security of the nation, as well as, encourage their members to embrace peaceful coexistence and support leaders.

While wishing the Bishop-elect well, governor Lalong promised that, “the State will be there to witness his official ordination as Bishop slated for the end of the month”.

Earlier, while leading the delegation to the Government House Rayfield, Jos, on behalf of the Archbishop of Jos, Rev. Dr. Matthew Ishaya Audu, Mnsgr. Benedict Obidiegwu said the appointment of Ajang as the Bishop of Lafia is a good development for the Archdiocese of Jos, which is proud to have had the privilege of grooming him for this very important assignment.

He appreciated Governor Lalong for giving Msgnr Ajang the opportunity to serve as the Chaplain, Plateau Government House Chapel and giving him the necessary support to succeed and be recognized for higher responsibilities.

Obidiegwu said, the Archbishop of Jos and the faithful are optimistic that, “he will succeed in his new assignment having received training, support and prayers”.

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