History - Doko Diocese


The Anglican Diocese of Doko is one of eleven within the Anglican Province of Lokoja, itself one of 14 provinces within the Church of Nigeria. The diocese was created in 2009. The proposals of the Provincial Standing Committee led by Bishop Jonah Kolo were accepted by the primate Peter J. Akinola and the Standing Committee of the Church of Nigeria. The election of the first Bishop of Doko diocese, Uriah Kolo took place at Lokoja on 22 May 2009. He was consecrated on 12 July that year Diocesan Bishop of Doko diocese. The Rt. Revd Uriah N. Kolo


The inauguration service which was presided over by the most Revd. Peter J. Akinola primate of all Nigeria had seventeen bishops in attendance. The primate also did partial dedication of the cathedral to enable us inaugurate the diocese and enthrone the bishop there. The Archbishop of Lokoja province Most Rev. Emmanuel Egbunu, Archbishop of Ibadan the Most Rev. Joseph Akinfewa and Archbishop of Kaduna province Most Rev. Edmond Akanya graced the occasion, eighty clergy were in attendance. The Bishop of Jebba preached the sermon, taking his text from Revelation 3:7-13.


Rt. Revd Uriah N. Kolo was installed and enthroned as the first Bishop of Doko diocese in a joyful and colorful service in the cathedral Church of St. Peter, Doko on Saturday 18th July, 2009. The Most Revd E. Egbunu the Arch bishop of the province led the service, several dignitaries graced the occasion and there were renditions by the mass choir of Doko, Bida, Kutigi, Minna, Abuja and all saints Samaru, Zaria.