Statistical Data

Herein are the basic facts about the proposed new Diocese of Mbaitoli and the people of the Anglican Communion in the 12 Districts of the original and former Owerri Diocese in the former Diocese-on-the-Niger is summarized accordingly.

Statistical data of the proposed diocese of Mbaitoli

Preamble

Our Lord Christ, declared that “Anyone who starts to plough and then keeps looking back is of no use to the Kingdom of God”.

(Luke 9:62). The Steering Committee has not been sitting on their oars

1. Spread:

The proposed Anglican Diocese of Mbaitoli is made up of:

    1. 9 Archdeaconries
    2. 23 parishes and
    3. 54 Church Stations.

2. Population:

MEN WOMEN YOUTHS CHILDREN TOTAL REMARKS
4,769 7,713 6,244 4,752 23,475 As at 2010

 

3. Finance / Revenue:

OWERRI DIOCESE

2010/2011 BUDGET DETAILS

MBAITOLI QUOTA

(FROM 8 ARCHDEACONRIES)

REMAINING QUOTA

FROM 10 OTHER ARCHDEACONRIES

REMARKS

BUDGET DATA

N126,453,441.35 N52,459,449.71 N73,993,991.64 2010/2011

 

4. Comparative Analysis

The creation of the Anglican Diocese of Mbaitoli shall not in anywise jeopardize the survival of the mother Diocese of Owerri. For the comparative analysis of the situation at a glance, see table as at 2015.

DEPARTMENTS MOTHER DIOCESE PROPOSED DIOCESE- MBAITOLI BALANCE -OWERRI
1.  Archdeaconries 18 8 10
2. Parishes 41 19 22
3.  Church Stations 97 54 43
4. Clerical Staff 102 56 46

 

GROWTH OF THE DIOCESE OF OWERRI:

Diocese of Owerri was carved out of the Diocese on the Niger, and inaugurated on the 27th January, 1959, with two Archdeaconries – Owerri and Okigwe/Orlu. The two Archdeaconries were made up of twelve (12) districts as follows;

S/N DISTRICT HEADQUATERS DATE FOUNDED NAME OF DIOCESE/ INAGURATION DATE PIONEER BISHOP
OWERRI DIOCESE EGBU-OWERRI Between 1906-1912 DIOCESE OF OWERRI, 27-1-1959 THE RT. REV. G.I.E. COCKIN, 1959-1968
1. NKWERRE NKWERRE 1924 DIOCESE OF OKIGWE/ORLU 6/11/1984 THE RT. REV. S.C.N.
2. IFE IFE, EZINIHITTE MBAISE 1930 MBAISE DIOCESE, 30-11-1992 THE LATE REV. C.C. ANYANWU (LATE)
3. ATTA ATTA, IKEDURU 1942 IKEDURU, 14-7-2009 THE REV. REV. E.C. MADUWUIKE
4. NDIZUOGU NDIZUOGU 1949 IDEATO, 12-7-1999 THE RT. REV. G.C. ECHEFU
5. OGUTA OGUTA 1953 DIOCESE ON THE LAKE, 6/6/2008 THE RT. REV. C.B.N. OTI
6. MGBIDI MGBIDI 1953 ORU, 6-7-2008 THE RT.REV. G.N. CHUKWUNENYE
7. ETITI EZEOKE 1912 OKIWGE-SOUTH, 8/1/94 THE RT. REV. B.C.I. OKORO
8. EHIME EHIME. MBANO 1958 OKIGWE-NORTH,  7/1/94 THE RT. REV. A.I.S. NWAIZUZU
9. OKIGWE OKIGWE 1977 OKIGWE, 13/1/2009 THE RT. REV. E.C.D. OSUEGBU
10. IHIAGWA IHIAGWA, OWERRI 1930 EGBU, 15/2/1996 THE RT. REV. PROF. E.U. IHEAGWAM
11. UMUOKANNE UMUOKANNE-OHAJI 1966 OHAJI/EGBEMA, 6/6/2008 THE RT. REV. C.C. OPARAOJIAKU
12. MBIERI (MBAITOLI) OBAZU-MBIERI 1948 ??? ???

INSTITUTION/ESTABLISHMENTS MBAITOLI AREA:

TYPES AND TRUE SITUATION TODAY IN OWERRI DIOCESE.

S/N NAME OF INSTITUTION LOCATION TYPE INFRASTRUCTURE AND TRUE SITUATION
1. Archdeacon Dennis Seminary (A.D.S) Mbieri Post Primary/

secondary

The oldest of the Diocesan Schools. Suffers Infrastructural decay
2. Technical School Abazu Ogwa, Mbaitoli Post Primary / (Technical) School Closed. The Steering Committee strongly recommends re-opening of the school.
3. Special School UBOMIRI, Mbaitoli Nursery & Primary The School suffers from utter neglect
4. The Anglican Maternity Home Alaenyi-Ogwa Mbaitoli Health The pioneer health service home has been left in ruins for many years.
5. The Anglican Community Hospital Ogwa-Mbaitoli Health The Imo State Government which took it over from the community had proposed to return same to the original church owners. This proposal is yet to be communicated to the Anglican Community in Ogwa.
6. Obazu Community Secondary school (OCOGRAM) Obazu-Mbieri, Mbaitoli Post primary / secondary The Diocese had to show presence of ownership staff-wise as rescue measure. The school requires an apt attention infra structure-wise, to return the institution to its former glory
7. Emmanuel Church Egbada, Mbaitoli Church The New Church building is being erected. But re-name “Bethel Church”, Amakohia. It has been ceded to Amakohia outside Mbaitoli.