DIOCESE OF ZARIA DIOCESAN INFORMATION 2010 DIRECTORY

First Mass in Diocese . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1923 First Missionary. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Fr. Pat O’Connell, SMA First Bishop. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Most Rev. Dr. George J. Dodo Area Covered . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 18,000sq km Population of Diocese . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1,750,000 Catholic Population . . . . . . . . . . . . . .. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 68,195 Nigerian Priests . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 41 Priests on Mission . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9 Major Seminarians . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 38 Catechists . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 27 Volunteer Catechists . . . .. . . . . . . . . . . . . .. . . . . . . . . . . . … . . . . . . . . . . . .. . . 126

CATHOLIC SECERTARTIAT/CORRESPONDENCES

Catholic Secretariat, Hospital Road Wusasa, P. O. Box 90, Zaria 81001, Kaduna State. Email: cathdiza@yahoo.co.uk ; info@cathdiza-ng.org Web site: www.cathdiza-ng.org Tel: +234 803 927 4127; +069 876 625 ____________________________________________________________________________________
DIOCESAN BISHOP PROCURATOR/FINANCIAL OFFICER

Most Rev. George Jonathan Dodo Bishop’s House Wusasa P. O. Box 90, Zaria 810001 Kaduna State MOBILE: 0803-452-0835 e-mail: georgedodo@rocketmail.com
VICAR GENERAL/CATHEDRAL ADMINISTRATOR

Fr. Michael Kagarko St. Joseph’s Minor Seminary P. O. Box 358, Zaria Kaduna State MOBILE: 0803-703-0439 e-mail: kagargo33@yahoo.com Assistant Procurator: Rev. Alfred Duniya MOBILE: – 0703-682-8312, e-mail: alfreduniya@yahoo.com
DIRECTOR SOCIAL COMMUNICATIONS

Very Fr. Henry B. Atuma Christ the King Cathedral 80 Yoruba Street, Sabon Gari Zaria P. O. Box 40, Zaria, Kaduna State MOBILE: 0803-919-8344 e-mail: bidiwom@yahoo.co.uk
DIOCESAN CHANCELLOR/SECRETARY

Fr. Bitrus T. Maigamo Communications Department P. O. Box 90 Zaria – Kaduna State MOBILE: 0803-702-2057 e-mail: bitsmain@yahoo.co.uk
DIRECTOR PROPAGATION OF FAITH

Fr. Everest Y. Hyuwa Christ the King Cathedral, 80 Yoruba Street, Sabon Gari, P. O. Box 40, Zaria, Kaduna State MOBILE: 0805-798-4438 e-mail: everesthyuwa@yahoo.com

Fr. Abraham Kunat St. John’s Parish Muchia P. O. Box 303, Zaria – Kaduna State

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MOBILE: 0703-015-4286, e-mail: fabkunat@yahoo.com
SECRETARIES, RELIGIOUS EDUCATION

P. O. Box 40, Zaria Kaduna State MOBILE: 0803-919-8344 e-mail: bidiwom@yahoo.co.uk
CHAIRMAN MARRIAGE TRIBUNAL

Fr. Michael Bazai & Mr. Femi Sunday Johnson St. Augustine of Hippo Kongo, P. O. Box 1230 Zaria – Kaduna State MOBILE: – 0703-818-6813, e-mail: r.bazai@yahoo.com.
DIOCESAN DEVELOPMENT OFFICER

Very Rev Fr Dominic Oliagba Our Lady Queen of Peace Parish ABU, Main Campus Samaru - Zaria MOBILE: 0803-313-8358, e-mail: fdoliagba@yahoo.com, Asst. : Fr. Samuel Ameh – 0803-498-9495, aro4all9291@yahoo.com;
YOUTH CHAPLAIN

Fr. Michael Kagarko St. Joseph’s Minor Seminary P. O. Box 358 Zaria Kaduna State MOBILE: 0803-703-0439 e-mail: kagargo33@yahoo.com
DIOCESAN LITURGISTS/ MASTER OF CEREMONIES/ PASTORAL & LITURGICAL COMMISSION

Fr. Timothy L. Madah St. Peter’s Parish P. O. Box 42, Zaria Kaduna State MOBILE: 0703-771-8377
CHAPLAIN CATHOLIC WOMEN ORGANIZATION/ZUMUNTA MATA KATOLIKA

Very Rev. Fr. Barnabas Duniya St. Paul’s Parish P. O. Box 65 Makarfi, Kaduna State. MOBILE: 0807-334-0040 e-mail: barry_duniya@yahoo.com
COORDINATOR JUSTICE DEVELOPMENT & PEACE COMMITTEE

Fr. Abraham Kunat St. John’s Parish Muchia P. O. Box 303, Zaria – Kaduna State MOBILE: 0703-015-4286 e-mail: fabkunat@yahoo.com
CHAPLAIN, CATECHISTS/GRASSROOT EVANGELIZATION

Fr. Michael Kagarko St. Joseph’s Minor Seminary P. O. Box 358, Zaria Kaduna State MOBILE: 0803-703-0439 e-mail: kagargo33@yahoo.com Assistant Coordinator: Fr. Samuel Ameh MOBILE: 0803-498-9495, e-mail: aro4all9291@yahoo.com
VOCATIONS DIRECTOR

Fr. Henry Duniya St. Joseph’s Minor Seminary P. O. Box 358, Zaria Kaduna State MOBILE: 0708-823-1731
COORDINATOR, DRY SEASON COURSE

Catechist Ishaku Bulus Christ the King Cathedral 80 Yoruba Street, Sabon Gari Zaria P. O. Box 40, Zaria Kaduna State MOBILE: 0708-324-5743
CHAPLAIN, MARIAN SOCIETIES

Very Rev. Fr. Barnabas Duniya St. Paul’s Parish P. O. Box 65 Makarfi, Kaduna State. MOBILE: 0807-334-0040 e-mail: barry_duniya@yahoo.com
DIRECTOR, INTERRELIGIOUS DIALOGUE

Fr. Emmanuel Ezema St. Joseph’s Parish Birnin Gwari P. O. Box 37 Kaduna Kaduna State MOBILE: 0803-790-6373

Very Fr. Henry B. Atuma Christ the King Cathedral 80 Yoruba Street, Sabon Gari Zaria

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PARISHES
CHAPLAIN, SACRED HEART OF JESUS AND IMMACULATE HEART OF MARY, PRECIUS BLOOD & DIVINE MERCY

Fr. Peter Ogwuche Our Lady Queen of Peace, Ahmadu Bello University, Samaru, P. O. Box 338, Zaria, Kaduna State. MOBILE: 0803-289-7809, e-mail: obepee@yahoo.com.
DIRECTOR ECUMENISM

Birnin Gwari: St Joseph’s Parish, Birnin Gwari, P. O. Box 37, Kaduna, Kaduna State. Parish Priest: Cletus Dauya – 0803-516-7397 e-mail: callymoore@yahoo.com Dakachi: St. Anthony’s Parish, Dakachi, c/o Bishop’s House, P. O. Box 90, Zaria, Kaduna State. Parish Priest: Fr. Matthew Chafa – 0806318-4489, e-mail: padrechafa@yahoo.com. Danladi: St. Dennis’ Parish, P. O. Box 22, Dutsen Wai via Zaria, Kaduna State. Parish Priests: Fr. Anthony Mallam – 0803-595-2317, Fr. Matthew Akut – 0806-975-0090 Dutsen Wai: St. Stephen’s Parish, P. O. Box 47, Dutsen Wai via Zaria, Kaduna State. Parish Priests: Fr. David M. Hakuri - 0805-430-4701, Fr. John Baushe - 0703-008-5851 Gaskiya: Seat of Wisdom Chaplaincy, Nuhu Bamalli Polytechnic, Zaria – Kaduna State. Parish Priest: Fr. Everest Baniyet-Njei, 0803-451-2959, email: fadaeverest@yahoo.com. Hanwa: St. Theresa’s Parish, Hanwa Parish Priest: Fr. Vincent Achi – 0803-450-7788 & Rev. Ezekiel Danlami – 0706-838-3330 Kongo: St. Augustine of Hippo’s, P. O. Box 1230, Zaria, Kaduna State. Parish Priests: Fr. Lawrence Bakut - 0803-704-3292, e-mail: lawrencebakut@yahoo.com & Fr. Michael Bazai – 0703-818-6813, e-mail: r.bazai@yahoo.com. Muchia: St. John’s Parish, P. O. Box 303, Zaria, Kaduna State. Parish Priests: Fr. Abraham Kunat - 0805-912-7444, e-mail: fabkunat@yahoo.com & Fr. Julian Ibeh 0803-617-7382. Palladan Basawa: St. Enda’s Parish, P. O. Box 358, Zaria, Kaduna State. Parish Priest: Fr. Samuel Ameh – 0803-498-9495, aro4all9291@yahoo.com & Rev. Alfred Duniya – 0703-682-8312, e-mail: alfreduniya@yahoo.com Rumi: St. Peter’s Parish, P. O. Box 42, Zaria, Kaduna State. Parish Priests: Fr. John Ogoyi –

Very Rev. Fr. Lawrence Bakut St. Augustine of Hippo Kongo, P. O. Box 1230 Zaria – Kaduna State MOBILE: 0803-704-3292 e-mail: lawrencebakut@yahoo.com
DIRECTOR CAN AFFAIRS

Fr. Abraham Kunat St. John’s Parish Muchia P. O. Box 303 Zaria – Kaduna State MOBILE: 0703-015-4286 DEANS Dean of Samaru Deanery: Very Rev. Fr. Peter B. Tanko Our Lady Queen of Peace Parish Ahmadu Bello University Main Campus Samaru – Zaria MOBILE: 0806-095-9090 e-mail: revfrpetertanko@yahoo.com Dean of Sabon Gari Deanery: Very Rev. Fr. Lawrence Bakut St. Augustine of Hippo, Kongo P. O. Box 1230 Zaria – Kaduna State MOBILE: 0803-704-3292 e-mail: lawrencebakut@yahoo.com Dean of Ikara Deanery: Very Rev. Fr. Barnabas Duniya St. Paul’s Parish P. O. Box 65 Makarfi, Kaduna State. MOBILE: 0807-334-0040 e-mail: barry_duniya@yahoo.com

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0808-65304149, johnogoyi@yahoo.com & Fr. Timothy L. Madah 0703-771-8377 Sabon Gari: Christ the King Cathedral, 80 Yoruba Rd, Sabon Gari, P. O. Box 40, Zaria, Kaduna State. Cathedral Administrator: Fr. Henry Atuma – 0803-919-8344, e-mail: bidiwom@yahoo.co.uk. Associates: Fr. Everest Hyuwa – 0805-798-4438, e-mail: everesthyuwa@yahoo.com & Rev Patrick O. Adikwu – 0806-933-7004 Samaru: St. Mary’s Parish, P. O. Box 2, Samaru – Zaria, Kaduna State. Parish Priests: Fr. Emmanuel Ezema –0803-790-6373 & Fr. Gabriel Ikor -0803498-9948. Samaru: Our Lady Queen of Peace, Ahmadu Bello University, Samaru Main Campus, P. O. Box 338, Zaria, Kaduna State. Parish Priests: Fr. Peter Tanko - 0806-095-9090 e-mail: revfrpetertanko@yahoo.com , Fr. Dominic Oliagba. - 0803-313-8358 e-mail: fdoliagba@yahoo.com, Fr. Peter Ogwuche – 0803289-7809, e-mail: obepee@yahoo.com & Rev. Istifanus Makoshi – 0803-512-4292 Unguwan Pete Jaji: St. Paul’s Parish, c/o Bishop’s House, Box 90, Zaria, Kaduna State. Parish Priest: Fr. Williams Elias, OSA – 0803-7038990, e-mail: williameliasng@yahoo.com. Unguwan Sarki Gubuchi: St. Paul’s Parish, P. O. Box 65 Makarfi, Kaduna State. Parish Priests: Fr. Barnabas Duniya 0807-334-0040 e-mail: barry_duniya@yahoo.com & Rev. Victor Ezumezuh – 0806-8698224 Wusasa: Sacred Heart Parish, P. O. Box 202 Wusasa PO, Zaria Kaduna State. Parish Priest: Fr. Isaac Agu – 0803-399-6561. Zangon Tama II: St. Ann’s Parish, P. O. Box 1847, GPO, Zaria, 810001, Kaduna State. Parish e-mail: stannzangontamaii@yahoo.com , Parish Priest: Fr. Bitrus Maigamo - 0803-702-2057 e-mail: bitsmain@yahoo.co.uk

CHAPLAINCIES MTD Police Barrracks: St. Andrew’s Church, MTD Barracks. Chaplain: Fr. (ASP) Dominic Ugwu – 0806-388-2662 Jaji:: St. Peter’s Catholic Church, Jaji Cantonment. Chaplain: Fr. (Maj.) Cosmas Nwankpa Zaria: St. Benedict’s, NA Depot Chindit Barracks. Chaplain: Fr. (Lt) Jiddere Christian - 0805-7160887, e-mail: gapsiddere@yahoo.com

CATHOLIC INSTITUTIONS St. Joseph’s Minor Seminary, P. O. Box 358, Zaria, Kaduna State. Rector: Fr. Michael Kagarko : 0803703-0439, e-mail: kagargo33@yahoo.com. Vice Rector Admin: Fr. Samuel Ameh – 0803-498-9495, aro4all9291@yahoo.com; Vice Rector Academics: Mr. Andrew Tanko MAIN CATHOLIC SOCIETIES Block Rosary Crusade Blue Army Confraternity of Mary Queen of All Hearts Catholic Cadet Catholic Charismatic Renewal of Nigeria (CCRN) Catholic Biblical Instructors’ Union (CBIU) Catholic Evangelization Bible Study Society Catholic Women Organization (CWO) Catholic Youth Organization of Nigeria (CYON) Divine Mercy Adoration Knights of St. John International (KSJ) Knights of St. Mulumba (KSM) Lay Readers Association Legion of Mary Nigerian Federation of Catholic Students (NFCS) Precious Blood Pro-Life Association Sacred Heart of Jesus & Immaculate Heart of Mary St. Joseph’s Society St. Vincent de Paul Young Catholic Students (YCS) Zumunta Mata Zumunta Maza

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S/N 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9 10. 11. 12. 13. 14. 15. 16. 17. 18. 19. 20. 21. 22. 23. 24. 25. 26. 27. 28. 28. 30. 31. 32. 33.

NAME

YEAR OF ORDINATION
PRIESTS ON MISSION OUTSIDE THE DIOCESE

Bishop George J. Dodo –16/06/1983 Fr Bakut Lawrence --14/07/1984 Fr Duniya Henry --07/11/1987 Fr Mallam Anthony --07/11/1987 Fr Kawai Thomas --22/06/1991 Fr Hakuri David --22/11/1991 Fr Atuma Henry --02/07/1994 Fr Duniya Barnabas --06/07/1996 Fr Yakubu Victor --06/07/1996 Fr Kundi Julius --14/06/1997 Fr Sama’ila Ishaya --29/11/1997 Fr Yakubu Anthony --29/11/1997 Fr Achi Vincent --10/07/1999 Fr Kagarko Michael --10/07/1999 Fr Tanko John --10/07/1999 Fr Baniyet-Njei Everest 11/08/2001 Fr Maigamo Bitrus --11/08/2001 Fr Ezema Emmanuel --17/07/2004 Fr Isek Augustine --17/07/2004 Fr Agu Isaac --15/07/2006 Fr Chafa Matthew --15/07/2006 Fr Akut Matthew --14/07/2007 Fr Dauya Cletus --14/07/2007 Fr Ameh Samuel --19/07/2008 Fr Hyuwa Everest --19/07/2008 Fr Ogwuche Peter --19/07/2008 Fr Yashim Daniel --19/07/2008 Fr Bazai Michael --18/07/2009 Fr Ibe Julian --18/07/2009 Fr Kawai Solomon --18/07/2009 Fr Madah Timothy --18/07/2009 Fr Baushe John --28/08/2010 Fr Ikor Gabriel --28/08/2010

1. 2. 3. 4. 5.

Fr. Thomas Adamu (Phoenix, Arizona) Fr. Victor Yakubu (Phoenix, Arizona) Fr. (ASP) Anthony Yakubu (Ilorin, Kwara) Fr. Daniel B. Yashim (Gamashina, Kano) Fr. Kundi Julius (Kaduna, Kaduna)
PRIESTS ON STUDIES

1. 2.

Fr. Isek Augustine (Rome, Italy) Fr. Yabiliyok Jona (Maywood, New Jersey)
DEACONS

1. 2. 3. 4. 5.

Rev. Adikwu Patrick Rev. Danlami Ezekiel Rev. Duniya Alfred Rev. Ezumezuh Victor Rev. Istifanus Makoshi
DECEASED PRIESTS

1. 2. 3.

Fr. Samuel Kwasau Fr. Anthony Sabo Fr. David Akaito

(d. 11th Aug. 2002) (d.18th Dec. 2005) (d. 13th Sept. 2007)

PRIESTS ON MISSION IN THE DIOCESE

1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9.

Fr Mamman Joseph --15/12/1979 Fr Tanko Peter --14/02/1982 Fr Oliagba Dominic --14/02/1982 Fr Yabiliyok Jonathan --14/06/1997 Fr Kunat Abraham --10/07/1999 Fr Elias Williams, OSA -1997 Fr (Maj.) Nwanpka Cosmas --21/2/1998 Fr Ogoyi John -- 25/09/2004 Fr (Lt) Jiddere Christian 25/06/2005

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