The Methodist Church Nigeria, has ordained it's first female bishop.
The Methodist Archdiocese of Kaduna, on Sunday ordained Right Reverend Nkechi Nwosu as the church’s first female bishop.
Nwosu was formally enthroned as the Bishop of Jos by the Archbishop of Kaduna, Most Reverend Joseph Nnonah at the Christ Methodist Cathedral Church in Jos, North Central Nigeria.
The church service was to mark the decision of the biennial Conference of Methodist Church Nigeria held in 2022 where Nwosu was elected as the Bishop of Jos.
Members of the Diocese of Jos converged to witness the enthronement service as the Archbishop of Kaduna archdiocese formally ordained Bishop Nwosu to oversee the diocese
Speaking on the occasion, Nwosu said God has made all humans equal and urged Nigerians to always seek the face of God, especially as the general elections commence with the presidential and Natural Assembly elections on February 25, 2023.
Her words, “We must all go out there and agree with God, listen to the spirit of God, and do what God said we should do.
“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 on the bishop as directed by the conference and in consequence of the will and consent of the Diocese of Jos; the bishop thereafter officially commenced the spiritual activities as the Bishop of Jos Diocese which she sees as a privilege in the propagation of the gospel without any prejudice.
According to the Methodist Church of Nigeria, the enthronement of Nwosu as the first female bishop of the church was "a clarion call on Christendom that the propagation of the gospel is an assignment that cuts across gender issues."