Owo & Doko in Nigeria

posted by: Joan Vine | on: Thursday, 28 January 2016, 14:24


The Right Reverend Samuel Ajayi Crowther - the first African Anglican bishop in Nigeria .Photo Credit: CMS

The Right Reverend Samuel Ajayi Crowther - the first African Anglican bishop in Nigeria .Photo Credit: CMS

Owo which is in Ondo state, southwestern Nigeria, at the southern edge of the Yoruba is a major collecting point for cocoa, it also serves as a market centre for yams, cassava, corn [maize], rice, palm oil and kernels, pumpkins and okra. Cotton and teak are cultivated in the surrounding area, which was originally covered with dense tropical rain forest. Owo has secondary schools, a Federal Polytechnic, St. John’s Teacher Training College, a government trade institute, a museum, and several hospitals. Owo has a local population of around, 218,886. and the three most popular churches are Christ Apostolic Church, Mountain of Fulfilment, Owo. Faith Revival Mission, and Christ Apostolic Church Campus Fellowship - caccf Rugipo The Bishop of Owo is The Rt. Revd James Adedayo Oladunjoye.

Doko is located in the region of Niger. Niger's capital Minna. Minna is approximately 66 miles away from Doko and the distance from Doko to Nigeria's capital Abuja is approximately 116 miles. The Bishop of Doko is The Rt. Revd Uriah Kolo. Anglicans and Episcopalians the world over share aspects of their history, tradition and ways of worshipping. But no two churches are exactly alike even within a diocese, let alone a province or between countries. This unity in diversity is one of the things that make the Anglican Communion so special and such rich ground from which to change to world. The Church of England sent missionaries to countries including those colonised by the British. During the 18th and 19th Centuries, bishops from the British Isles led dioceses and national Churches in a variety of countries including India, Canada, the West Indies and New Zealand. Not so was The Right Reverend Samuel Ajayi Crowther who was the first African Anglican bishop in Nigeria during the latter part of the 19th Century. Over the years there have been many Christians persecuted for their faith in Nigeria so we in the Mothers’ Union must hold and support them in our prayers.

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