Friday 22, August 2014
His Holiness Pope Francis has appointed Rev Fr, Anagbe Wilfred Chikpa (cmf) of the Eastern Province of the Claretian Congregation of Nigeria as the Co-adjutor Bishop of the Diocese of Makurdi.
The appointment was announced on Tuesday July 10, 2014 in a press release from the Vatican.
Until his appointment by the Holy Father, Msgr. Wilfred Anagbe ( cmf ) was the Provincial Bursar of Claretian Missionaries East Nigeria Province. He was a member of the Claretian Provincialate community in Area “A” New Owerri, where St Anthony Mary Claret ( Special Jurisdiction ) is located.
Msgr. Anagbe was born on the 2nd of April 1965 in Aondona, Raav-Udam District, Gwer-west Local Government Area of Benue state. He did his primary education at Aondona, before entering St.James Junior Seminary, Markurdi for his secondary education.
He completed his religious priestly formation at the claretian Postulancy, Nekede (1985 - 1986), Heart of Mary Novitiate Utonkon (1986 - 1987), Claretian Institute of Philosophy, Nekede (1987 – 1990 ), and a Masters in Theology from Spiritan Institute of Theology Attakwu – Enugu ( 1990 – 1994 ), he was ordained a priest on 6th August 1994. He started his higher studies in practical theology at the Pontificial University of Salamanca in Spain ( 2004 – 2005 ), shortly before he was elected the Provincial Econome in the Provincial Chapter of 2005. To Msgr Wilfred Anagbe we wish a fruitful service in the Lord’s vineyard. His Episcopal Ordination will take place on October 4, 2014, in Makurdi.

The 2014 ordination of the Claretian Missionaries East Nigeria Province took place on saturday, June 28, 2014 at St Anthony Mary Claret Catholic Church, Area "A" New Owerri , Imo State, Nigeria .
His Lordship Most Rev Calistus V.C Onaga, Bishop of Enugu Diocese was the ordaining prelate. six (6) people were ordained priest:
Rev Anthony Achebe, cmf
Rev Patrick Ekong, cmf.
Rev Matthew Mmuo, cmf.
Rev Marcellinus Obilo, cmf.
Rev Kenneth Opara, cmf.
Rev Emmanuel Ukata, cmf.