The Methodist Church of Nigeria has appointed Nkechi Nwosu as the country’s first female bishop.
The Archbishop of Kaduna, Most Reverend Joseph Nnonah, ordained Nwosu as Bishop of Jos on Sunday, January 22 at the Christ Methodist Cathedral Church in Jos.
The church service followed the decision of the Methodist Church Nigeria’s biennial Conference in 2022, at which Nwosu was elected Bishop of Jos.
Members of the Diocese of Jos gathered to witness the enthronement service, during which the Archbishop of Kaduna Archdiocese formally ordained Bishop Nwosu to lead the diocese.
Nwosu stated in her remarks that God has made all humans equal.
She urged all Nigerians to seek the face of God at all times, especially as the general elections begin on February 25.
“We must all go out there and agree with God, listen to the spirit of God, and do what God said we should do,” the new bishop stated.
“Do that so that God will use us and anybody he will put on that seat to restore Nigeria to a place of pride in Africa, and the world.”
With the Enthronement Act administered to the bishop as directed by the conference and in accordance with the will and consent of the Diocese of Jos, the bishop officially began her spiritual activities as Bishop of Jos Diocese, which she regards as a privilege in the propagation of the gospel without prejudice.
The enthronement of Nwosu as the first female bishop of the Methodist Church Nigeria is no doubt a clarion call on Christendom that the propagation of the gospel is an assignment that cuts across gender issues.