Bendel Province

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The Bendel Province is one of the 14 ecclesiastical provinces of the Church of Nigeria. It comprises 12 dioceses, each one headed by a bishop and it was created in 2002, when the current division into provinces was adopted. His headquarters are located in Asaba. The first Archbishop of the Bendel Province was Albert Agbaje, who died in 2005. He was succeeded by Nicholas Okoh, latter replaced upon his election as Primate of Nigeria by Fridai Imaekhai in 2010.[1]

It comprises 12 dioceses:

  • Akoko-Edo (14 March 2007) (Bishop: Rt. Rev. Jolly Ehigiator Oyekpen)
  • Asaba (10 August 1977) (Bishop: Rt. Rev. Justus N. Mogekwu)
  • Benin (3 January 1962) (Bishop: Rt. Rev. P. O. J. Imasuen)
  • Esan (26 October 2000) (Bishop: Rt. Rev. John Imaekhai)
  • Etsako (14 March 2007) (Bishop: Rt. Rev. Jacob Olajide Babajide)
  • Ika (14 September 2001) (Bishop: Rt. Rev. Peter Imhona)
  • Ndokwa (4 June 2008) (Bishop: Rt. Rev. David F. A. Obiosa)
  • Oleh (21 December 1999) (Bishop: Rt. Rev. Jonathan F. E. Edewor)
  • Sabongidda-Ora (27 May 1993) (Bishop: Rt. Rev. John O. Akao)
  • Ughelli (8 January 1998) (Bishop: Rt. Rev. Vincent O. Muoghereh)
  • Warri (25 January 1980) (Bishop: Rt. Rev. Christian Esezi Ide)
  • Western Izon (28 August 2005) (Bishop: Rt. Rev. Edafe Benjamin)

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