Pope Francis has appointed Monsignor David Ajang of the Catholic Archdiocese of Jos as the second Bishop of the Catholic Diocese of Lafia.
Monsignor Cletus Gotan, the Vicar-General of the Archdiocese of Jos, confirmed the development to the News Agency of Nigeria on Thursday in Jos.
According to Gotan, the Pope announced the appointment on Wednesday.
He said that preparations for the installation of the new bishop will commence soon.
NAN reports that Ajang, 51, replaces Archbishop Matthew Audu, the first bishop of Lafia Diocese.
Audu is currently the chief shepherd of the Metropolitan Sea of Jos.
Ajang was ordained a priest of the Catholic Archdiocese of Jos in December 1994.