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STRUCTURE AND LEADERSHIP

In 1997, as a result of rapid expansion, the Church of Nigeria was split into three internal ecclesiastical provinces:

  • Province 1, consisting of the dioceses in the West, headed by Archbishop J. Abiodun Adetiloye, who remained Primate of All Nigeria, and metropolitan archbishop.
  • Province 2, consisting of the Eastern dioceses, headed by Ben Nwankiti, Bishop of Owerri as metropolitan archbishop.
  • Province 3, consisting of the Northern dioceses, headed by Peter Akinola, Bishop of Abuja, as metropolitan archbishop.

In 2002 the Church of Nigeria was again reorganised, this time into 10 ecclesiastical provinces.

The rapid expansion has continued, and as of 2012 there are 14 metropolitan archbishops, heading 14 ecclesiastical provinces, with a total of 161 dioceses.

The fourteen ecclesiastical provinces are:

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