Methodist Church Nigeria is set to inaugurate a new diocese, to be known as Diocese of Enone South, in Benue State.
The new Diocese, which comprises Circuits in the Orokam and Owukpa districts of Ogbadibo LGA of Benue State, was extracted from the already existing Diocese of Enone, leaving Circuits from Otukpa to stand as Enone Diocese.
Meanwhile, RT. Rev. Dr. Godwin Idoko Ali has been elected as the Bishop of the newly created Methodist Diocese of Enone South.
Bishop Ali, until his elevation, was a Presbyter of MCN Maraba Circuit in Abuja. He was elected at the Biennial Conference in Umuahia, Abia State in August 2023. He had since been consecrated at a well-attended Conference in Lagos, in November 2023.
According to the Chairman, Media & Publicity subcommittee of the ordination ceremony of Bishop Godwin Idoko Ali and the inauguration of the Methodist Diocese of Enone South, Prince Yemi Itodo, the event is scheduled for Sunday, 28th January 2024, at Orokam, Benue State.
Itodo noted that, “Bishop Ali, an indigene of Ai-Oodo, is the second Bishop of Otukpa extraction, after the first Methodist Bishop, now Prelate of Methodist Church Nigeria, His Eminence, Oliver Ali Abah was consecrated from Olaochagbaha Otukpa in the year 2002.”
He urged the Methodist faithful, indigenes of Ogbadibo and friends of the land to support the epoch occasion in whichever way they could.
Itodo added that, the inauguration ceremony is expected to be honoured by dignitaries across the country, while urging Methodist faithful and body of Christ generally to pray and support the event.