JDPC & Politics Commission

The Commission shall strive to:
i. Awaken God’s people to the full understanding of their part and duty in the fields of development, justice, charity, peace, human rights and advancement, prisoners, and victims’ welfare, urban, rural development etc.

ii. Enhance the dignity, worth and self-determination of all in order that people can have a full life and recognize themselves and others as children of God through championing the cause of the oppressed, promoting human rights and obligations and the civil liberties of people generally.

iii. Challenge structures and situations that deprive people of freedom, hope and a worthwhile future by initiating educational programmes and affirmative action “which lead to self-reliance” and a “preferential option for the poor”

iv. Initiate programmes and projects which help the training, transformation and orientation of people especially through the spread of the social teachings of the Church as has been urged by the various Social Encyclicals and the Church’s Magisteria.

v. Foster local and international co-operation on matters affecting justice, development, peace, conflict resolution, the promotion of dialogue, among others via meetings, symposia, lectures and workshops at various levels of participation.

vi. Foster healthy relationship between Church and State through prudent preaching and education geared towards promoting and upholding the political freedom of the citizenry.

vii. Create political awareness through seminars and symposia, and encourage Christians to participate actively and becomingly in politics.

viii. Keep the Bishop abreast of political situations at every given time.

ix. Undertakes any other assignment that the Bishop may entrust to it.

S/No. Name Portfolio
1 Fr. Dr. Donatus Onuigbo Chairperson
2 Fr. Dr. Benneth Ugwu Member
3 Fr. Cornelius Uwakwe Member
4 Chief C. A. Echukwu Member
5 Miss Chioma Ononyaba Member
6 Chief Geoffrey AmaluChigbo Member
7 Lolo Veronica Ude Member
8 Justice J. Aneke Member
9 Mrs. Angela Ojekagu Member
10 Arc. Norbert D. Ejike Okoye Member
11 Barr. Ezinwa Paul Ogugua Member
12 Kelvin Eze Member
13 Patrick Ani Member
14 Ifechukwuneme Ani Member
15 Everistus Odo Member
16 Barr. Emmanuel Ome Member
17 Barr. Sam Nwizu Member
18 Amb. John Umeh Member


Dear People of God,

In the wake of the suspension of public masses as a result of the Coronavirus crises, His Lordship Most Rev Callistus VC Onaga has undertaken to sponsor the live transmission of our key liturgical activities in some select electronic media channels to facilitate the participation of especially our lay faithful as they stay at home this period.

Below are the details of the programmes:

1. Thursday 9th April:

Chrism Mass: Time:10 am
Mass of the Lord’s Super. Time: 5-6 pm

2. Saturday 11th April:

Easter vigil Mass. Time: 9-10 pm

3. Sunday 12th April:

Easter Sunday Mass. Time 10- 11am

Except for the Chrism Mass which would be broadcast ONLY on Gouni Radio 106.9 FM , the rest of the Programmes would be broadcast live on the following channels:

1. Dream 92.5 FM

2. Radio Nigeria Coal City 92.9 FM

3. Gouni Radio 106.9 FM

In addition to these, there would also be live streaming of ALL the listed liturgical programmes via the official Facebook page of the Catholic Diocese of Enugu.

Please do avail yourselves of the opportunity to participate in our Easter Triduum liturgies via any of these channels.

Rev Fr Benjamin Achi
Director of Social Communications