THE LIFE AND
AGORI IWE FIRST BISHOP OF BENIN
DIOCESE (ANGLICAN COMMUNION)
Sam U. Erivwo, Ph.D.
Originally Published in 1998
Reproduced in URHOBO WAADO by kind permission of Professor Sam U. Erivwo
I am indebted to all who encouraged me to produce the biography of
Bishop Agori Iwe: his immediate family, especially Dr. C.O. Agori Iwe,
who made the
father’s files and documents available and basically financed the
publication; Dr. Michael Adogbo, who supplied information, especially
about Agori’s early life, Miss Akpos Efekemo, Joy Ometa, and Mrs.
Stella Otubu Ozuem, who typed the manuscript, Canon M.E. Dadi who
linked us with Prof. Agbadudu of the University
of Benin, and to Prof. Agbadudud himself, who encouraged us and saw to
that the type setting was done, and corrected several times.
I am also grateful for the encouragement given to us by Prof. Fred I.
A. Omu at various stages of the production of the Biography.
I am specially grateful to Mama, Agori’s widow, who granted me
interview on the life of her husband, and to all others too numerous to
mention for their co-operation in the final production of this work.
I am grateful to my wife, Comfort, and my children, for their
encouragement and understanding.