Wednesday 23 June 2021


By: Willy Punvwet,

The new Catholic Bishop of Lafia Diocese, Bishop David Ajang has pledged to promote peaceful coexistence not only in the diocese, but the country at large.

Bishop Ajang, gave this assurance Monday, shortly on arrival in  Lafia the Nasarawa State capital.

Bishop Ajang, was received by a mammoth crowd of members of the Catholic faithful, led by Most Rev Ishaya-Audu, who has also been elevated to the position of Metropolitan Archbishop of Jos, Plateau state.

Addressing Journalists after a rousing welcome by the Catholic faithful in Lafia, the Bishop elect, expressed gratitude to all those, who turned out to receive him.

Ajang explained that, he felt highly emotional as a result of his elevation and posting as Bishop of Lafia Diocese, given the fact that, he spent 27 years in Jos Diocese since his ordination as a priest in 1994.

The new Bishop commended his predecessor’s peace initiatives and promised to collaborate with relevant authorities to continue to sustain peace in the state and the country at large.

He urged every family to rise up to their responsibilities of inculcating discipline in their children with a view to restoring the lost values, which responsible for present moral decadence being witnessed in the country today.

The bishop pledged to also collaborate with other religious and traditional leaders to further promote peace and unity of both Christians and Muslims faithful in the state.

In his remarks, Most Rev Ishaya-Audu, commended members for their support to him in the last 20 years and urged them to extend same gesture to the new Bishop.

It should be of note that, Ajang, became the second Bishop of the 20-year-old Lafia Diocese, after Matthew Ishaya-Audu, who was the Bishop since 2001.

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