The Holy Father has appointed as Bishop of the Diocese of Lafia, Nigeria.
He is Reverend Fr David Ajang, who until now had been the Parish Priest of the Immaculate Conception Parish and Dean of Zaramaganda.
Msgr. David Ajang was born on 31 March 1970 in Zaria, in the Diocese of the same name.
After his primary and Middle School education, he attended the Saint John Vianney Minor
Seminary in Barkin Ladi (1982-1987).
As a Seminarian of the Metropolitan Archdiocese of Jos, he carried out his studies in philosophy at the Saint Thomas Aquinas Major Seminary in
Makurdi (1987-1990), and in Theology at Saint Augustine’s Major Seminary in Jos (1990-
He was ordained a priest on 3rd December 1994 and incardinated in the Metropolitan
Archdiocese of Jos.
He was subsequently awarded a licentiate in philosophy from the Pontifical Urban University of Rome (2002-2004) and a doctorate from the University of Jos.
After priestly ordination, he held the following offices: Parish Vicar of Saint James in Gombe
(1994-1995); Parish Priest of Saint Molumba in Nassarawa Eggon, Vocational Director of the
Metropolitan Archdiocese of Jos; Parish Vicar of Saint Theresa in Jos (1998-1999); Parish
Priest of the Immaculate Conception Parish in Zaramaganda and Youth Chaplain of the
Metropolitan Archdiocese of Jos (1999-2001); Administrator of the Our Lady of
Fatima Cathedral (2001-2002), and formator at Saint Augustine’s Major Seminary in Jos
(2004-2012); Parish Priest of the Uganda Martyrs Parish and dean in Kuru.
Since 2012, he has served as member of the College of Consultors of the Metropolitan Archdiocese of Jos; since 2015, Chaplain of the Governor of the State of Plateau, and since 2018, Parish Priest of the Immaculate Conception parish and dean of Zaramaganda.