President Muhammadu Buhari has congratulated the Archbishop of Kaduna, The Most Reverend Josiah Idowu-Fearon on his appointment as the Secretary-General of the Consulate Council of the Anglican Communion Worldwide.
In his letter to the cleric, President Buhari said that Idowu-Fearon’s commissioning into his new post is a thing all Nigerians are proud of, being one of the most important office holders in the world of faith.
The President also applauded Idowu-Fearon’s selection as the first African Anglican to occupy the office.
In a related development, Speaker of the House of Representatives, Hon. Yakubu Dogara, has also congratulated Archbishop Idowu-Fearon, who now holds the second highest position in the Anglican Church Worldwide.
Dogara observed that the appointment is a stewardship as a committed man of God, lover of peace and spiritual father.
According to the Speaker, over the years, Bishop Idowu-Fearon has assisted in bridging the religious divide in Nigeria with his peaceful sermons and inter-faith missions between Christians and Muslims.
Dogara however tasked the cleric to use his new assignment as the Secretary-General of the Consultative Council of the Anglican Communion, to advance global peace, dialogue and religious harmony.
“More than ever before, the world is in dire need of angels like Idowu-Fearon at the helm of affairs of religious organisations to help bring about the much needed peace and stability,” Dogara said.
Archbishop Josiah Atkins Idowu-Fearon, was born in 1949 and ordained into the priesthood in 1971. He is the Archbishop of Kaduna Province and Bishop of Kaduna Diocese.
Story by Dayo Emmanuel