President Muhammadu Buhari has congratulated Arch Bishop Ignatius Kaigama on his installation as Catholic Bishop of the Abuja Arch Diocese.
Arch Bishop Kaigama was appointed by the Pope after John Cardinal Onaiyekan reached the retirement age of 75 early this year.
In his congratulatory message, the president wished Bishop Kaigama well in his new spiritual assignment.
In his statement, President Buhari said: “I rejoice with you on your appointment as the Archbishop of Catholic Archdiocese of Abuja by the Catholic Pontiff, Pope Francis.
“With your pedigree as a priest and administrator, I have no doubt that you will make an impressive success of your new office. Your background as immediate past President of Catholic Bishops Conference of Nigeria, former Archbishop of Jos, former President of Episcopal Conference of West Africa Catholic Bishops, and former Chairman, Plateau State Inter-religious Committee for Peace, among others, will stand you in good stead in the new assignment.
“You have always promoted peace, inter-faith dialogue, and mutual understanding between religions. I wish you great success and higher strides as the Catholic Archbishop of Abuja.”