I have come that they may have life, and have it to the full.

JN 10:10

From the Desk of the Archbishop of Onitsha Archdiocese

You are welcome to my personal website. The aim of this website is to share my personal thoughts with you and also to circulate necessary information across to the members of the Archdiocese both the priests, religious and laity. It is a platform for our youth who are always surfing the web for information to receive the word of God and ask questions on the issues of the faith. You can also use this medium to book appointment with me. Feel free to forward your good suggestions that will enable our diocese to improve to me. As you do, remain blessed in the Lord




All authority belongs to God who entrusts them to men as stewards of His gifts.He shares it with men for service and the common good says d Archbishop,Most Rev.Val Okeke.He encourages us to a deeper relationship with God which sets us on the path of favours & expands the coast of our blessings unto God’s glory.You are ever in his spiritual regards.Hv a successful new week.


Born: Tuesday, 20 October 1953.

Primary Education: 1959-1966 at St. Anthony’s Catholic School, Umudioka, and St. Gabriel’s Catholic School, Ifitedunu.

Secondary Education: Christ the King College, Onitsha (1967). His education was interrupted by a civil war in Nigeria (1967-1970). Through the inspiration of then Monsignor Emmanuel Otteh (Late Emeritus Bishop of Issele-Uku) he continued his secondary education at All Hallows’ Seminary, Onitsha (1970-1973) and completed at Colliery Comprehensive Secondary School, Enugu (1974).

Post Secondary Education: Philosophical Studies: 1975 – 1977, and Theological Studies: 1977 – 1981, at Bigard Memorial Seminary Enugu and Ikot Ekpene respectively.

Priestly Ordination: Saturday July 11, 1981 by Most Rev. (now Cardinal) Francis Arinze, then Archbishop of Onitsha.


With deep sense of gratitude, we offer unlimited thanks to God our Almighty and merciful Father for the opportunity to reflect on yet another very important aspect of our faith


My coat of arms has a striking image of Jesus the Good Shepherd in the shield. The image clearly presents Jesus as the Good Shepherd as graphically depicts in the gospel of St. John Chapter 10.

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Archbishop Valerian Okeke’s Episcopacy/Giant Strides

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01 Nov

Feast of All Hallows' Seminary, Onitsha.

  • 10:00 am
  • School Chapel

On this day, Sunday the 1st day of November, I will be with the Management, staff, parents, and students of All Hallows' Seminary, Onitsha for their Patronal Feast day celebration.

04 Nov

Pastoral Visit to St. Charles College, Onitsha

  • 10:00 am
  • School Chapel

On this day, Sunday the 4th day of November, I will be with the Management, staff, parents, and students of St Charles College, Onitsha for their Patronal Feast day celebration.

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