Nigeria South Personnel

NIGERIA SOUTH REGION – in 2010 the two Regions in Nigeria were amalgamated into one Region. We give the details here for the former Nigeria South Region.

Regional Superior for Nigeria
Fr Maurice Henry – Phone: 08035606501

Vice-Regional Superior:
Fr Narcisse Ogou Seka SMA – Phone: 08

Society of African Missions, P O Box 9152, Wuse, Abuja, Nigeria

@ [email protected]


SMA involvement in western and midwestern Nigeria

27 SMA missionaries work there:

16 from Ireland
  1 from India
10 from Africa

The Headquarters of SMA Bight of Benin District-in-Formation is in Ibadan… See here

Archdiocese of Ibadan

Archbishop Felix Alaba Job
Archbishop’s House
8 Bale Latosa
P M B 5057
Ibadan, Oyo State
Tel: 02-2414996
Fax: 02-2414855
[email protected]
[email protected]

Eleven SMA priests work in the Archdiocese of Ibadan

BIGHT OF BENIN District-in-formation HOUSE

Basil Soyoye (Nigeria) – Superior
Francis Barka-Nado (Central African Republic) – Vice-Superior
Patrick Dossoumou (Benin) – Secretary

The following also reside at the above address
Fintan Daly (Ireland) – Parish Priest of St Leo’s Parish, Challenge
Alphonsus Kelly (Ireland) – Resource Person


Paul Amegashie (Togo) – Superior
Francis Rozarion (India) – Dean of Students
Patrick Agbodi (Nigeria) – Bursar
Colm Nilan (Ireland) – Spiritual Director

CHALLENGE – St Leo’s Parish

Fintan Daly (Ireland) Parish Priest


John O’Hea (Ireland) – Catechetics

Diocese of Ondo

Bishop Francis Folorunso Alonge
Bishop’s Secretariat
Ondo By-Pass
P O Box 46
Akure, Ondo State
Tel: 034-241263
Fax: 034-241393

One SMA Missionary is working in the Diocese of Ondo

AKURE – St Therese of the Child Jesus SMA Parish

Matthew O’Connell (Ireland)

Diocese of Ilorin

Bishop Ayo-Maria Atoyebi OP
Bishop’s House
16 Umar Audi Road, GRA
P O Box 686
Ilorin, Kwara State
Tel: 031-222292
Fax: 031-222572
@ [email protected]
[email protected]

One SMA member works in the diocese of Ilorin

ILORIN – Holy Family Parish

Alphonsus Flatley (Ireland)

Archdiocese of Lagos

His Eminence Anthony Olubunmi Cardinal Okogie
Archbishop of Lagos
19 Catholic Mission Street
P O Box 8
Lagos, Lagos State
Tel: 01-2633841 (Office)
01-2635729 (Residence)
Fax: 01-2633841
@ [email protected]

Nine SMA missionaries are working in the Archdiocese of Lagos

GOWON ESTATE – St Joseph’s SMA Parish

Daniel Monaghan (Ireland) – Parish Priest
Bernard Asuka (Kenya)

1004 – St Charles Borromeo Parish

Trinkson Debres (India)

AJAH – Our Lady Mother of Perpetual Help Parish

Eamonn Finnegan (Ireland)

APAPA – Sacred Heart Parish

Andy O’Sullivan (Ireland)


Eddie Hartnett (Ireland)

BADORE – Our Lady, Mother & Queen

Noel O’Leary (Ireland)


Valentine Hynes (Ireland)

Diocese of Issele-Uku

Bishop Michael Odogwu Elue
Bishop’s House
P O Box 63
Issele-Uku, Delta State
Tel: 048-888089
TeleFax: 090-501520

@ [email protected]

Four SMA missionaries are working in the diocese of Issele-Uku

ASABA – St Patrick’s SMA Parish Cable Point

Joseph Chege (Kenya) – Parish Priest
Noel Musa (Nigeria)

Diocese of Uromi

– Vacant –

Bishop’s House
P O Box 160
Uromi, Edo State
Tel: 055-94340

One SMA missionary is working in the diocese of Uromi


Richard Wall (Ireland)

Archdiocese of Benin

Archbishop-elect Augustine Obiora Akubeze
Archbishop’s Residence
P O Box 35
Airport Road
Benin City, Edo State
Tel: 052-253787
Fax: 052-255763
@ [email protected]

Two SMA work in the Archdiocese

BENIN – St Andrew’s Parish

Augustine Onwuzurike (Nigeria) – Parish Priest
Peter McCawille (Ireland) – responsible for the Family Vocations Movement in Benin City and surrounding dioceses.

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