Nigeria’s President Muhammadu Buhari has said he was gladdened by the appointment of a Nigerian, Woyin Karowei Dorgu, as the 13th Bishop of Woolwich, United Kingdom by the Church of England .
In a congratulatory message sent on Buhari’s behalf by Hon. Abike Dabiri-Erewa, the Senior Special Assistant on Foreign Affairs and Diaspora, to the new Bishop, the president said he hoped and prayed that Dorgu’s appointment as a Bishop will serve as a catalyst for others in the region.
“Your appointment is gladdening and reassuring being the first black man to be so appointed in 20 years. “This is an attestation to the fact that Nigerians in the diaspora are excelling in their various fields of human endeavours, thus projecting a good image for the country abroad.”
“You have worked really hard and earned the respect of the Church of England to be so appointed. With you on this, we are sure you will continue to contribute your quota to the success of the Church,”Buhari added.
Bishop Dorgu is expected to be consecrated at Southwark Cathedral on March 17, 2017. Trained as a medical doctor in Lagos before being ordained in the UK, he served as a minister in various London parishes..