ABOUT US

Nigeria Catholic Network (NCN) is the one stop integrated network for all that concerns the Catholic Church in Nigeria. Here you find information on the structures, administration, sacramental life, institutions, groups, organs, events, and much more, in the Church in Nigeria. It is also a platform for faith-formation, sharing and interactions with fellow Catholics. This is an initiative of the National Directorate of Social Communications, Catholic Secretariat of Nigeria, (CSN), the Communication Office of the Catholic Bishops’ Conference of Nigeria (CBCN)

Meet Our Team

This platform is powered by the well-trained team made up of priests, religious and a large percentage of laypersons distributed in the Social Communications Directorate and other four Departments of the CSN

REV. FR. ZACHARIA SAMJUMI
REV. FR. ZACHARIA SAMJUMISecretary General CSN
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REV. FR. MICHAEL BANJO
REV. FR. MICHAEL BANJODeputy Secretary General CSN / Director Pastoral Affairs
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REV. FR. MIKE UMOH
REV. FR. MIKE UMOHDirector Social Communications
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REV. FR. UCHE OBODOECHINA
REV. FR. UCHE OBODOECHINADirector Church and Society, Executive Secretary CCFN
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REV. FR. PATRICK ZAKU
REV. FR. PATRICK ZAKUNational Director, Pontifical Mission Societies
REV. FR. AUGUSTINE OKOCHI
REV. FR. AUGUSTINE OKOCHIDirector Pastoral Agents
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REV. FR. JOSEPH NOMWHANGHE
REV. FR. JOSEPH NOMWHANGHEDirector Mission and Dialogue
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STAFF OF THE DIRECTORATE OF SOCIAL COMMUNICATIONS

This platform is powered by the well-trained team made up of priests, religious and a large percentage of laypersons distributed in the Social Communications Directorate and other four Departments of the CSN

REV. FR. MIKE UMOH

National Director, Social Communications, Catholic Secretariat of Nigeria (CSN) since September 1, 2020.

He holds PhD in Media and Communication studies at the prestigious Center for Study of African Culture and Communication (CESACC) of the Catholic Institute of West Africa (CIWA), Port Harcourt, Rivers State.
Born on May 17, 1968 in Lagos, Padre Mike was ordained Catholic priest on December 13, 1992 for the Catholic Archdiocese of Lagos.
The 52-year-old priest has served in the Lord’s vineyard in the last 28 years. A former Parish Priest of several parishes in Lagos and Administrator of Holy Cross Cathedral, Lagos.
One-time Director of the Lay Apostolate Center and Chaplain to the Lagos Archdiocesan Laity. Former member of the College of Consultors of the Archdiocese of Lagos.
A vibrant and fearless preacher, an eloquent and gifted motivational speaker, a media practitioner/Educator, creative artist, a broadcaster and a programme/music producer and a musician.
He is the initiator, builder and Director of Center for Media Development (CMD), the media initiative of the Catholic Archdiocese of Lagos.
Fr Mike is a pioneer Secretary General of SIGNIS-NIGERIA, a member of the World Catholic Radio and an associate member of Eternal Word Television Network (EWTN).

Rachel Mnena Kogi

Administrative Secretary of the Directorate of Social Communications.

Born on September 30, Rachel started her educational pursuit in Army Children’s School, Onitsha, and proceeded to Federal Government Girls’ College, Onitsha for her secondary education. She holds Bachelors and Masters degrees in Mass Communication from the Benue State University, Makurdi.

Before joining CSN, she worked as an Administrative Secretary for British Nigeria Academy.

She has served in the Security/Communications Department of the European Union Election Observation Mission (EUEOM) to Nigeria on two different missions

She is a practising Catholic, a lover of God and man, a good writer, works with initiative and highly responsible in the discharge of assigned tasks.

She loves reading, singing and is always open to learning new things. Rachel is married with children.  

MRS AROGUNDADE, LUCY OLUWASEUN

Media Liaison Officer at the Directorate of Social Communications, Catholic Secretariat of Nigeria.

Mrs Arogundade, Lucy Oluwaseun is Media Liasion Officer at the Directorate of Social Communications, Catholic Secretariat of Nigeria since July 2010 till date. Born on 26th of March, she holds Higher National Diploma (HND) in Mass Communication at Polytechnic of Ibadan (2004) and Post Graduate Diploma (PGDE), Teachers’ Education (2006 in view), University of Ibadan.
She worked at Claverianum Press, Bodija, Ibadan Nigeria (July 2008 to July 2010) as a Reporter/Sub-Editor, Justice Development and Peace Commission, Ibadan Oyo State, Nigeria (2004 to 2005) as Librarian and did her Industrial Training as Radio-Desk Editor at Broadcasting Corporation of Oyo State, Ibadan, Oyo State, Nigeria (2000 to 2001) and Nigerian Television Authority, Ikeja-Lagos in 1999 as Television-Desk Editor
She covered Catholic World Youth Day Programme at Albacete and Madrid, Spain. 11-13 November 2007 and had field experience in HIV/AIDS Prevention Programming, as well as Orphans and Vulnerable Children (OVC) by the Catholic Secretariat of Nigeria and USAID, February 2011. Lucy is married with children.

MR. EMMANUEL EKO

Graphics Designing Officer

Born on May 6, 1989 into the family of Mr. and Mrs Prince Eko of Ekori, Yakkur Local Government Area, Cross River State, Nigeria.
Emma, who was born and bred in a small village in Kaduna town called Malali, Kaduna state, holds an Advanced Diploma in Graphics at Nigeria Institute of Information Technology, Kaduna (2008).
He worked as a Graphic Designer in several newspaper organizations such as Leadership Newspapers, Blueprint Newspapers, Newsworld/Nigeria Pilot Newspapers, Central Post Newspapers, Peoples Daily Newspaper, Forefront Magazine, and The New Dawn Newspaper, a weekly Nigeria Police Newspaper publication as a Civilian Production Officer.
His hobbies are reading, writing, Graphics designing, cycling and listening to music. He is happily married.