AFRICA/NIGERIA - Appointment of Rector of the inter-diocesan “Good Shepherd” Major Seminary in Kaduna

Monday, 17 January 2011

Vatican City (Agenzia Fides) – Cardinal Ivan Dias, Prefect for the Congregation of the Evangelisation of Peoples, on 13 April 2010, nominated as Rector of the inter-diocesan “Good Shepherd Major Seminary” in Kaduna (Nigeria), Father Joseph Patrick Salihu, a diocesan priest in Kano.
The new Rector was born on 17 June 1970 in the state of Kaduna. He attended St Joseph Minor Seminary in Zaria, the Media Service Centre in Kaduna, St Augustine Major Seminary in Jos, then Trinity College in Dublin, the Lumko Institute in South Africa and the Federal College of Education in Kano. He received a postgraduate diploma in Education, a Doctorate in Philosophy, a Diploma in Catechesis and one in Mass communication. Among his various roles: he was visiting professor at the “Good Shepherd Major Seminary”, diocesan director for education, parish priest, administrator of the Cathedral of Kano. (SL) (Agenzia Fides 17/01/2011)