The Catholic Archdiocese of Lagos, in conjunction with the Archbishop JKA Aggey Foundation, has announced activities to mark the 50th memorial anniversary of the first Black Archbishop in the Archdiocese of Lagos, Most Rev. Dr. John Kwao Amuzu Aggey.
In a press briefing held on Monday at Holy Cross Cathedral, Lagos, some of the activities listed include Post-Humus birthday mass; 50th Anniversary thanksgiving mass; visitation to special Need Schools amongst others with the grand finale scheduled for September 22, 2022.
According to Mrs. Abimbola Iseyemi Haastrup, Chairperson, 50th memorial Anniversary Committee Archbishop John Kwao Amuzu Aggey, the occasion of the golden anniversary of his demise is an opportunity to review his contributions to the lives of God’s people within the Catholic Archdiocese of Lagos and beyond.
Speaking after the press briefing, rev. Father Anthony Godonu, who represented the Arch Bishop of Lagos, Alfred Adewale Martins, estolled the virtue of the late Arch Bishop, describing him as a man who stood for the truth.
He urged Nigerian politicians to emulate the virtues of the late servant of God, as the country gears to elect a new president in the year 2023.
John Aggey was born on March 5, 1908, to Togolese parents and was ordained a priest on April 16, 1944. Aggey served as a priest for about 28 years.
He is survived by years of legacies passed on to many lives he touched, who have in turn carried on his legacies by setting up foundations, schools and other charitable course in all in his memories.