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VICAR GENERAL
Very Rev. Fr. Augustine Ehigie
St. Maria Goretti Catholic Church
P.O. Box 14916, Benin City
Mobile:08082823403

ARCHDIOCESAN SECRETARY/CHANCELLOR
Very Rev. Fr. Michael Oyanoafoh
Chancery,
Airport Road,
P.O. Box 35, Benin City
Ph: 052-253787, 052-255763
Mobile: 08136443724

CATHEDRAL ADMINISTRATOR
Very Rev. Fr. Festus Omede
Holy Cross Cathedral
Mission Road,
P.O. Box 53, Benin City
Mobile: 07064742576

ARCHDIOCESAN FINANCE ADMINISTRATOR
Very Rev. Fr. Paul Enow
St Paul Catholic Church
Airport Road,
Benin City.
Mobile: 08033576321; 08024903625

JUDICIAL VICAR
Very Rev. Fr. Augustine Ehigie
Chancery Building,
Box 35, Benin City
Mobile: 08082823403

VOCATIONS’ DIRECTOR
Rev. Fr. Anthony Ekhaisomi
St. Michael College, R.C.C Road,
Ikhueniro
Benin Agbor Road, Benin City.
Mobile: 08037245034

ARCHBISHOP’S PERSONAL SECRETARY
Rev. Fr. John Ehichioya
No. 30 Airport Road, Benin City.
Mobile: 07035670216

ARCHBISHOP’S CONFIDENTIAL SECRETARY
Sr. Henrietta Usunobun, SSH
No. 30 Airport Road, Benin City.
Mobile: 07056652363

DEANERIES AND THEIR DEANS
1.    Abudu Deanery        - Very Rev. Fr. Patrick Osagie
2.    Benin City Deanery    - Very Rev. Fr. Cyril Ofoegbu
3.    Iguobazuwa Deanery    - Very Rev. Fr. Felix Igbineweka

EPISCOPAL VICARS:
1.    Episcopal Vicar for Priests        - Very Rev. Fr. Festus Omede
2.    Episcopal Vicar for Religious        -Rev. Fr. Thomas Oguagua, SJ
3.    Episcopal Vicar for Laity        -Very Rev. Fr. Richard Ofere
4.    Episcopal Vicar for Public Relations    -Very Rev. Fr. Festus Ogbonmwan
5.    Episcopal Vicar for Evangelization    -Rev. Fr. Raymond Ikponmwoba
6.    Episcopal Vicar for Education           -Very Rev. Fr. Patrick Osagie
7.    Archdiocesan Judicial Vicar        -Very Rev. Fr. Augustine Ehigie

ARCHDIOCESAN CURIA MEMBERS
1.    Archbishop Augustine O. Akubeze    - Chairman
2.    Very Rev. Fr. Augustine Ehigie        -Vicar General/Judicial Vicar
3.    Very Rev. Fr. Michael Oyanoafoh    -Archdiocesan Secretary/Chancellor
4.    Very Rev. Fr. Patrick Osagie        -Dean of Abudu Deanery/Episcopal Vicar for Education
5.    Very Rev. Fr. Cyril Ofoegbu        -Dean, Benin City Deanery
6.    Very Rev. Fr. Felix Igbineweka        -Dean, Iguobazuwa Deanery
7.    Very Rev. Fr. Festus Omede        -Cathedral Administrator/Episcopal Vicar for Priests
8.    Very Rev. Fr. Festus Ogbonmwan      -Episcopal Vicar for Public Relations
9.    Very Rev. Fr. Richard Ofere        -Episcopal Vicar for Laity
10.    Very Rev. Fr. Paul Enow        -Archdiocesan Financial Administrator
11.    Very Rev. Fr. Okojie Stephen        - Director of Communication
12.    Very Rev. Fr. Paul Onyeoghane        - Director of JDPC
13.    Rev. Fr. Thomas Oguagua, SJ         -Episcopal Vicar for Religious
14.    Rev. Fr. Raymond Ikponmwoba         -Episcopal Vicar for Evangelization
15.    Rev. Fr. Anthony Ekhaisomi               -Vocations’ Director
16.    Rev. Fr. Stephen Dumbiri                    - Director of PMS
17.    Rev. Fr. John Ehichioya             -Archbishop’s Personal Secretary


COLLEGE OF CONSULTORS
1.    Very Rev. Fr. Augustine Ehigie
2.    Very Rev. Msgr. Joseph P. Omesa
3.    Very Rev. Fr. Felix Igbineweka
4.    Very Rev. Fr. Festus Omede
5.    Very Rev. Fr. Cyril Ofoegbu
6.    Very Rev. Fr. Paul Enow
7.    Very Rev. Fr. Patrick Osagie
8.    Very Rev. Fr. Salami Thomas
9.    Very Rev. Fr. Paul Onyeoghane
10.    Very Rev. Fr. Stephen Okojie
11.    Very Rev. Fr. Michael Oyanoafoh

THE PRESBYTERAL COUNCIL MEMBERS (SENATE OF PRIESTS)
1.    Most Rev. Dr. Augustine O. Akubeze
2.    Very Rev. Msgr. Joseph P. Omesa
3.    Very Rev. Fr. (Prof.) Alexander Nzemekez
4.    Rt Rev. Msgr. Paul Emoyon
5.    Very Rev. Fr. Michael Oyanoafoh
6.    Very Rev. Fr. Paul Enow
7.    Very Rev. Fr. Cyril Ofoegbu
8.    Very Rev. Fr. Felix Igbineweka
9.    Very Rev. Fr. Festus Omede
10.    Very Rev. Fr. Salami Thomas
11.    Very Rev. Fr. Paul Onyeoghane
12.    Very Rev. Fr. Stephen Okojie (Secretary)
13.    Very Rev Fr. Richard Ofere
14.    Very Rev Fr. Festus Ogbonmwan
15.    Very Rev. Fr. Patrick Osagie
16.    Very Rev. Fr. Isaac Ebeigbe
17.    Rev. Fr. Gregory Ekhator
18.    Rev. Fr. Raymond Ikponmwoba
19.    Rev. Fr. Anthony Ekhaisomi
20.    Rev. Fr. Palmer Ikponmwosa
21.    Rev. Fr. Jude Egbuna
22.    Rev. Fr. Dumbiri Stephen
23.    Rev. Fr. Thomas Oguagua, SJ
24.    Rev. Fr. Augustine Onwuzurike, SMA
25.    Rev. Fr. Mark N. Ezeh, OFM

ARCHDIOCESAN FINANCE COUNCIL
1.    Most Rev. Dr. Augustine O. Akubeze      -  President
2.    Very Rev. Fr. Paul Enow             -  Financial Administrator
3.    Very Rev. Fr. Michael Oyanoafoh      - Archdiocesan Secretary/Chancellor
4.    Very Rev. Fr. Augustine Ehigie        - Vicar General
5.    Very Rev. Fr. Festus Omede         - Vicar for Priests
6.    Rev. Fr. Francis Ochonogor        - Member
7.    Engr. D B Uduehi            - Administrator
8.    Mr. Mike Enaboifo            - Chartered Accountant
9.    Mr. Rufus Ikharebhore                       - Chartered Accountant
10.    Mrs. I. E. Uzorka                                 - Banker
11.    Mr. Polycarp Oguekhian                  - Account Clerk
12.    Barr. F. Orbih (SAN)            - Legal Adviser
13.    Mr. Augustine Enodiana        - Administrative Secretary

ARCHDIOCESAN LAND AND DEVELOPMENT COUNCIL
1.    Most Rev. Dr. Augustine O. Akubeze     - Chairman
2.    Very Rev. Fr. Augustine Ehigie        - Vicar General
3.    Very Rev. Fr. Michael Oyanoafoh       - Secretary/Chancellor
4.    Very Rev. Fr. Festus Ogbonmwan
5.    Engr. A. A. Ikheloa
6.    Mr. M. E. Otaigbe J.P
7.    Surv. E. O. Ezekial
8.    Arch. A.O. Momoh
9.    Barr. Bern Omo-Akhigbe
10.    Barr. Sir. P. A. Eromosele
11.    Prince J. E. Iduozee
12.    Mr. C. O. Akpabor
13.    Engr. E. J. S. Uujamhan
14.    Barr. F. Orbih (SAN)
15.    Mr. G. Osayande

CHAIRPERSONS OF PASTORAL COMMISSIONS
1.    Liturgical Commission                     – Rev. Fr. Gregory Ekhator
2.    Priests Welfare Commission                 – Very Rev. Fr. Festus Omede
3.    Mutual Relations Commission                 – Rev. Fr. Thomas Oguagua, SJ.
4.    Seminary Commission                     – Rev. Fr. Anthony Ekhaisomi
5.    Vocation to the Priesthood and Religious Life Comm.     - Rev. Fr. Anthony Ekhaisomi
6.    Evangelization & Biblical Apostolate Comm.        - Rev. Fr. Raymond Ikponmwoba
7.    Finance Commission                     - Very Rev. Fr. Paul Enow
8.    Justice, Peace, Development Caritas Comm.        - Very Rev. Fr. Paul Onyeoghane
9.    Communications Commission                 - Very Rev. Fr. Stephen Okojie
10.    Health and Social Welfare Commission            - Rev. Fr. Brodricks Benjamin
11.    Pontifical Mission Works Commission            - Rev. Fr. Stephen Dumbiri
12.    Youth Commission                     - Rev. Fr. Francis Ochonogor
13.    Pilgrimage Commission                 - Rev. Fr. Jonas Nwaiwu
14.    Chaplaincies Commission                 - Very Rev. Fr.Richard Ofere
15.    Politics Commission                     - Very Rev. Fr. Festus Ogbonmwan
16.    Counseling, Marriage & Family Life Comm.             - Very Rev. Fr. Dr. Felix Igbineweka
17.    Lands, Building & Projects  Commission         - Very Rev. Fr. Augustine Ehighe
18.    History Commission                     - Very Rev. Fr. Alex Nzemeke
19.    Inculturation Commission                 - Rev. Fr. Gregory Ekhator
20.    Public Relations Commission                 - Very Rev. Fr. Festus Ogbonmwan
21.    Education Commission                     - Very Rev. Fr. Isaac Ebeigbe
22.    Catechist & Religious Education Comm.         - Rev. Fr. Stephen Dumbiri
23.    Dialogue & Theological Commission             - Rev. Fr. Benedict Etafo
24.    Legal Commission                     - Very Rev. Fr. Augustine Ehigie
25.    Missions Commission                     - Rev. Fr. Dumbiri Stephen
26.    General Co-ordinator of the Commissions         - Very Rev. Fr. Augustine Ehigie

VOCATION/EVALUATION TEAM
1.    Most Rev. Dr. Augustine O. Akubeze     - Chairman
2.    Very Rev. Fr. Augustine Ehigie         - Vicar General
3.    Very Rev. Fr. F. Omede            - Vicar for Priests
4.    Very Rev. Fr. M. Oyanoafoh        - Secretary/Chancellor
5.    Rev. Fr. A. Ekhaisomi            - Vocations’ Director
6.    Rev. Fr. Paschal Omono         - Assistant Vocations’ Director

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