The Church of Nigeria Anglican Communion has announced the suspension of one of its Bishops, The Rt. Revd Olukayode Adebogun for allegedly disobeying the authority of the primate and General Synod of the Church.
The suspension was conveyed in a statement published on the Anglican Cable News Network on Tuesday, January 30 by the church’s communication officer, Mr. Korede Akintunde.
Bishop Adebogun is the Bishop of ADDOT and the Area Bishop of Canada Missionary Region Area 1 in Canada.
The statement reads,’, The Primate of the Church of Nigeria, Anglican Communion, The Most Rev’d Dr. Henry C. Ndukuba has approved the suspension of the Rt. Rev’d Olukayode Adebogun as a Bishop of the Church of Nigeria (in both his erstwhile role as a Bishop of ADOTT and as the Area Bishop for Canada Missionary Region Area 1 in Canada), pending an immediate full investigation into his conduct and willful disobedience to the authority of the Primate generally, and the General Synod of the Church of Nigeria (Anglican Communion) with immediate effect.
“‘The suspension refer to the series of utterances and actions attributed to Bishop Adebogun since the General Synod of the Church of Nigeria (CON) held at Nnewi from 12 to 16 September 2023, which seeks to undermine the authority and lawful directives of the Primate of the Church of Nigeria and the General Synod of the Church of Nigeria with regard to the Church of Nigeria Mission in North America and Canada generally, with regard to decisions lawfully taken by the General Synod of the Church of Nigeria (Anglican Communion).
“Bishop Nathan Kanu, the Coordinating Bishop of CONNAM is to take over all responsibilities as a Bishop of the Church in North America pending the assignment of a Canon Missioner Area to superintend Canada Missionary Region Area 1 in Canada pending investigation into Bishop Adebogun’s conduct as a Bishop of the Church of Nigeria (Anglican Communion).”