Vatican City (Agenzia Fides) - On April 8, 2016 Cardinal Fernando Filoni, Prefect of the Congregation for the Evangelization of Peoples, appointed Rev. Mark Maigida Nzukwein, of the clergy of the Diocese of Jalingo as Rector of the "Saint Augustine" Major Seminary of Jos.
The new Rector was born on July 15, 1969 and was ordained a priest on 15 July 1995. He studied at the St. Thomas Aquinas Major Seminary in Makurdi and St. Augustine's Major Seminary in Jos. He graduated in Religious Studies at the University of Ibadan (Nigeria) and ontained a licentiate in Youth Ministry and Catechetics at the Salesian Pontifical University (Rome). He has served in several parishes, was the diocesan Chaplain of the youth and the diocesan Director of the Pontifical Mission Societies. At the time of his appointment he was Rector of the Sacred Heart Minor Seminary in Jalingo and Vicar general of the diocese. (SL) (Agenzia Fides 29/09/2016)