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Appointments and Transfer of Priests


1. The recent diaconate and Priestly Ordination has necessitated the appointment and transfer of some Priests in the Archdiocese. After a prayerful reflection, we hereby make the following appointments and transfer of priests with effect from November, 30th, 2018. 

Associate Priests 

1. Church of the Assumption, Falomo - Fr Vincent Bankole 

2. St Anthony, Gbaja – Fr Victor Okhiria 

3. Church of the Nativity, Festac – Fr Gabriel Ugoje 

4. St Agnes, Maryland – Fr Emmanuel Emiri 

5. St Ferdinand, Ipaja – Fr Collins Ugochukwu 

6. Catholic Church of the Annunciation, Abraham Adesanya – Fr Gabriel Fatoye 

7. Our Lady of the Holy Rosary, Ogba – Fr Samuel Emenogu 

8. Regina Pacis, Sangotedo – Fr John Oscar Obi 

9. Catholic Church of the Divine Mercy, Lekki – Fr Anthony Amosun 

10. St Peter, Ejigbo – Fr Fredrick Akaajime 

11. St Catherine, Alakuko – Fr Elias Nwaodu 

12. St John the Evangelist, Shogunle, Oshodi – Fr Gordian Opara, SMMM 

13. St Brigid, Ijesha – Fr. Michael Hunkokoe 

14. St Sabinas, Idimangoro – Fr Victor Eke, SDV 

15. St Anne, Itire - Fr Mark Thomas Tizhe 

16. St Paul, Ebute Metta – Fr Francis Babatunde 

17. Church of the Resurrection, Magodo – Fr Paul Bastos 

18. St Kizito, Iju – Fr Vincent Udoye, SMMM 

19. Our Lady Queen of Nigeria, Clegg – Fr Edwin Nwalozie, SMMM 

20. St Peter, Ado Lamgbasa – Fr Dominic Onuoha 

21. Church of the Presentation, Festac – Fr Emmanuel Omoroke SMMM 

22. St. Thomas, Onilekere – Fr Christopher Olagbemi 

23. St Alphonsus, Aboru – Fr Marcel Durugo 

24. Ss Joachim and Anne, Ijegun – Fr Anthony Ntia, OSJ 

25. St Michael, Ketu - Fr Jeffrey Nwoke, SDV 

26. St Patrick, Igbogila – Fr Collins Nwokeocha, SDV 

27. St. Peter Claver, Ajao Estate - Fr Samuel Akagwu (on Sabbatical) 

28. St Charles Olodi Apapa – Fr Peter Ezekpazu, OSJ 

29. St Thomas Aquinas, Okokomaiko – Fr Cornelius Olaniran 

30. Ss Timothy and Titus, Isheri Oshun - Fr John Oni, MSP 

31. Ss Peter and Paul, Somolu - Fr Franklin Nnamdi 

32. St Leo, Ikoga Zebbe - Rev Fr Jude Ugbome 

33. St Augustine, Iba - Rev Fr Paul Okobi 

34. St Joseph Victory Estate, Iba - Fr George Chiedu 


Student Priest 

35. Our Lady Queen of Peace, Ifako-Gbagada – Fr Hyacinth Arinze 


Newly Ordained Priests 

36. Sacred Heart, Odogunyan - Fr Joseph Oyekunle 

37. Holy Cross Cathedral, Lagos – Fr Raymond Emedo 

38. St Leo, Ikoga Zebbe – Fr Andrew Toye 

39. St Joseph, Aradagun – Fr Martins Ozonwafor 

40. Church of Visitation, Festac – Fr Paulmary Otukpe 



41. Regina Mundi, Mushin – Rev. Harrison Okoli 


Parish Priests 

1. Holy Family Festac – Fr Melvis Mayaki 

2. St Cyril, Okota – Fr Martin Uwakwe 

3. St Mary, Ajegunle - Fr Jonathan Okafor 

4. Church of the Transfiguration, VGC – Fr Kingsley Idaewor 

5. St Paul, Ebute Metta – Fr Michael Okonkwo 

6. Our Lady Queen of Nigeria, Clegg - Fr Simeon Irabor 

7. Sacred Heart, Ojota – Fr John Okoro 

8. St. Joachim & Anne, Ijegun - Fr. Andrew Abhulimhen 

9. St. Joseph, Elegbata - Fr. Christopher Arabi 


Newly Created Quasi Parishes and Priests-in-Charge 

10. CKC, Sabo Alaba – Fr Innocent Udomboh, OSJ 

11. Archangels Church, Agbede Ikorodu - Fr Innocent Chiamaka 

12. Jesus the Savior, Bucknor – Fr Joseph Nwokeforo 

13. St Andrew, Otamope – Fr Kevin Okuma 

14. Church of the Pentecost, Lekki – Fr Anthony Oyeniyi 




Lay Apostolate Centre – Fr Hyacinth Ibe 

Dean of Yaba Deanery – Very Fr Christian Okonkwo 

Vicar for Religious - Very Rev. Fr. Jude Anyaehie, CMF 


Chaplain, Holy Child College - Fr. Kenneth Mereh 

Chaplain, Maryland Comprehensive Secondary School - Fr. Emmanuel Emiri 

Chaplain, Marywood Girls College - Fr. Francis Babatunde 

Chaplain, Bethlehem Girls College- Fr. Francis Opara 

2. The above placements have been effected for the sake of promoting grassroots evangelization and more pointed attention to the pastoral care of Christ’s faithful. We expect you all to give your very best and indeed your all to ensure the growth of faith and evangelization of peoples. 

3. We seize this opportunity to welcome into our Archdiocese the new Fidei Donum and Religious Priests posted to us and have been duly assigned. We hope and pray their time with us will be fruitful and spiritually rewarding.


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