In his youth he trained for a short period as a soldier but hortly after entered priesthood. He trained as a priest and was ordained. He was appointed in 1971, being ordained as a bishop in 1990. He has an interest in Christian-Muslim relations, having a PhD in Islamic studies.
He is widely known in Nigeria for his work on Muslim-Christian relations as "Mr Dialogue".
He is co-founder of the Centre for the Study of Islam and Christianity at Kaduna.
- "Archbishop of Kaduna installed as a Six Preacher in Canterbury Cathedral". Europe and Middle East. Anglican Communion News Service. Retrieved 25 June 2013.
- Andrew Wheeler (2002). Voices from Africa: Transforming Mission in a Context of Marginalization - An Anthology. London: Church House Publishing. p. 111. ISBN 0-7151-5552-0.
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