Offices

DIOCESAN HIERARCHY

LOCAL ORDINARY

Most Rev. Dr. Matthew Hassan Kukah

 

BISHOP EMERITUS

Most Rev.  Dr. Kevin Joseph Aje

 

VICARS GENERAL

Vicar General Administration

Very Rev. Fr. Nuhu Iliya

Vicar General Pastoral

Very Rev. Fr. Joseph Atado

 

DIOCESAN CHANCELLOR/SECRETARY

Rev. Fr. Cornelius Tagwai

 

BISHOPS OF THE DIOCESE OF SOKOTO

Bishop Edward Thaddeus Lawton, O.P.        –          1964 – 1966

Bishop Michael James Dempsey O.P.          –          1967 – 1984

Bishop Kevin J. Aje                                       –          1984 – 2011

Bishop Mathew Hassan Kukah                    –          2011 – date

 

DEAN OF DEANERIES

Dean – Sokoto Deanery       –        Very Rev. Fr. Nuhu Iliya

Dean – Kebbi Deanery        –        Very Rev. Fr. Joseph Atado

Dean – Katsina Deanery     –        Very Rev. Fr. Joseph Dube

Dean – Gusau Deanery       –         Very Rev. Fr. Cyril Ibeh

Dean – Malumfashi Deanary   –   Very Rev Fr. Albert Ebosele

 

CATHEDRAL ADMINISTRATOR

Very Rev. Fr. Nuhu Iliya

 

SECRETARY TO THE BISHOP’S OFFICE

Rev. Sr. Celestina Akpan, DDL

 

DIRECTOR OF SOCIAL COMMUNICATONS

Rev. Fr. Chris Omotosho

 

VOCATIONS DIRECTOR

Rev. Fr. Tagwai Cornelius and Rev. Fr. Mokwe Joseph

 

DIRECTORS OF RELIGIOUS EDUCATION

Rev. Fr. Albert Ebosele 

 

DIRECTOR/CO-ORDINATOR OF JUSTICE DEVELOPMENT & PEACE COMMISSION (JDPC)

Rev. Fr. Lawrence Emehel

 

DIOCESAN ACCOUNTANT

Rev. Sr. Benedete Okafor OP

 

DIRECTOR OF PONTIFICAL MISSION SOCIETIES (P.M.S.)

Sr. Sylvaline Obiezughera, O.P. and Mokwe Joseph

 

DIRECTOR OF FAMILY LIFE/DOCTRINE

Rev. Fr. John Adili

 

DIRECTOR OF ECUMENISM/INTER-RELIGIOUS DIALOGUE

Rev. Fr. Ojapa Stephen MSP

 

 

DIRECTOR DIOCESAN LITURGICAL COMMISSION

Rev. Fr.  John Izuala

 

DIRECTOR CATECHETICAL COMMISSION

Very Rev. Fr. Joseph Atado

DIRECTOR OF HEALTH

Sr. Ann An-Iko, OP

 

EDUCATION SECRETARY

Sr. Esther Upaa, O.P.

 

JUDGE OF MARRIAGE TRIBUNAL

Very Rev. Fr.  Joseph Atado

 

OPUS SECURITATIS

 

MEMBERS OF THE DIOCESAN COLLEGE OF CONSULTORS

  1. Very Rev. Fr. Nuhu  Iliya
  2. Very Rev. Fr. Joseph Atado
  3. Very Rev. Fr. Albert  Ebosele
  4. Rev. Fr. Cornelius  Tagwai
  5. Rev. Fr.  Sixtus Ladi  Onuh
  6. Rev. Fr.  Mario Celestine Emuebie, O.P.
  7. Rev. Fr. Cyril Ibeh
  8. Rev. Fr Dube Joseph

                                                DIOCESAN FINANCE COUNCIL

  1. Most Rev. Matthew Hassan Kukah
  2. Very Rev. Fr.  Joseph  Atado
  3. Very Rev. Fr. Stephen. C. Okafor
  4. Rev.  Fr. Sixtus  Onuh
  5. Mr.  Sylvester Bagudu
  6. Engr . Alex  Ijiga
  7. Mrs. Rose Ukpong
  8. Mrs. Justina  Omale
  9. Mr  Kimpley Ogbe

DIOCESAN PRESBYTERAL COUNCIL

  1. Very Rev. Fr. Nuhu  Iliya
  2. Very Rev. Fr.  Joseph Atado
  3. Very Rev. Fr. Albert Ebosele
  4. Rev. Fr. Richard Shuaibu
  5. Rev. Fr. Crescent Onyekwelu
  6. Rev. Fr.  Stephen  Okafor
  7. Rev. Fr. Cornelius  Tagwai
  8. Rev. Fr.  Joseph  Dube
  9. Rev. Fr. Celestine Mario Emuebie.

 

CHAPLAINS OF SOCIETIES AND GROUPS

Prison                                                  –          Rev. Fr. Emehel Lawrence

Biblical Apostolate/CBIU                  –              Rev. Fr.  Festus Ajibo

Youth & Corpers                                –            Rev. Fr. Mario Ebeuie, OP and Fr. Habila Samaila

NFCS/YCS                                         –           Rev. Fr. John N. Izuala

Laity Council                                      –            Rev. Fr. Sixtus Onuh

Hausa  Choir                                       –           Rev. Fr. Musa Maiyaki

English  Choir                                     –            Rev. Fr. Lemark  Francis

Zumunci  Maza                                   –            Rev. Fr. Lawrence Ejembi, OP 

Charismatic Renewal                          –           Rev. Fr. Cyril Ibeh

KSM                                                   –             Rev. Fr. Kevin Obineche

KSJ                                                     –            Rev. Fr. Kevin Obineche

Coordinator of Marian Devotion         –              Rev. Fr. Egwuche Steven and Sr. Lucia Maria Omughele, EHJ

Chaplain of Health Workers               –            Rev. Fr. John Adili

Sacred Heart of Jesus                         –          Rev. Fr. Joseph Mokwe

Divine Mercy/Precious Blood/Purgatorian & St. Jude society –   Rev. Fr. Habila Mayere

St. Vincent de Paul                             –         Rev. Fr. Stephen Owusu, O.P.

Holy Name Fellowship                        _         Rev. Fr. Thomas Nwachukwu

C.M.O                                                 _          Rev. Basil Okezie

C.W.O                                                _          Sr. Comfort Okoro, OP

Zumunnta Mata                                  _          Rev. Fr. Cornelius Tagwai

 

 

DIOCESAN LAITY COUNCIL

Chairman                                             –          Sir Joseph Maitula (OLF, Gusau).

Secretary                                             –          Mr. Gerald Onwuka (Holy Family, sokoto).