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Ortom Congratulates Katsina- Ala Catholic Bishop – Elect

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…promises continued partnership with the Church to promote harmony.

George Kajo, Makurdi

Benue State Governor, Samuel Ortom has congratulated the Bishop- Elect of Katsina – Ala Diocese, Benue state, Most Reverend Father Isaac Bunde Dugu on his appointment.

Rev Father Dugu was appointed Bishop of the Catholic Diocese of Katsina- Ala by the Holy Father Pope Francis on Saturday, April 9, 2022.

He succeeds Bishop Peter Adoboh who died on February 14, 2020.

Governor Ortom in a congratulatory message described the new Bishop as a true servant of God who has worked tirelessly to propagate the gospel and winning of souls for God.

A statement by the Chief Press Secretary, Nathaniel Ikyur, noted that the appointment of the new Bishop for the Diocese is coming at a time the state government in collaboration with the Catholic Church and the traditional institution in the area is succeeding in winning the war against militia gangs in the Sankera axis of the state.

The governor therefore, tasked the new Bishop to hit the ground running with renewed vigor in order to help strengthen the successes recorded so far so that absolute peace will return to the area.

“Your appointment at this time is timely. It is a welcome development at a time the people of Sankera are in dire need of salvation amidst growing misdemeanors and violent crimes by many citizens”.

“I am optimistic that your tenure as Bishop of Katsina Ala Diocese will usher in peace in the area. It will also be an era of positive revolution in the vineyard to help save the world that is now violent prone”.

The governor pledged the continued cooperation of the state government and partnership with the clergy across the divide, and as he put it: “in our avowed commitment to ensure a better and safer Benue state and Nigeria”.

Until his appointment, Revd Fr Dugu was the Director of the Pastoral Agents Department of the Catholic Secretariat of Nigeria. #

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