Sunday, June 12, 2011

LDS in Nigeria: growth in Lagos

The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints announced today that a new stake (several organized congregations) was created May 15 in Nigeria by turning two stakes into three.
A new stake has been created from the Lagos Nigeria West and Lagos Nigeria stakes. The Lagos Nigeria South Stake, which includes the Ajangbadi and Ikoyi branches and Apapa, Festac, Lekki, Okokomaiko and Satellite wards, was created by Elder Joseph W. Sitati of the Seventy and Elder Richard Ahadjie, an Area Seventy. ...
President — Umana Effiong Umana, 41, facilities/real estate manager; wife, Stella Ngozi Ikeya. Counselors — Nosakhare Calvin-Brown Okhomina, 39, medical doctor; wife, Beauty Ojo Okhomina. Herbert Member, 43, supervisor/manager; wife, Ifeoma Angela Ezema.
They also reorganized the Lagos Nigeria West stake presidency:
LAGOS NIGERIA WEST STAKE: (May 15, 2011) President — Christian Chiemezuolam Chigbundu, 40, financial accountant/manager; succeeding Adeyinka Ayodeji Ojediram; wife, Felicia Mabeodichi Chigbundu. Counselors — Azubuike Aluma Alvan Ikoku, 37, assistant to area director; wife, Nicole Mimi Asom Ikoku. Ikpe George Nkanang, 45, managing director; wife, Brenda Ikpe Nkanang.