A FEW WORDS ABOUT US

Welcome to Fides Communications (the Social Communications Department of the Catholic Diocese of Awka in Anambra State, Nigeria). Here is a 518-word brief history of Fides.

Fides Communications began in 1993 as a newsletter, Fides News Letter.  In June 1995 it became an 8-paged fullscap sized black and white newspaper; and a 12-paged from January 1997. Then it became an A3 16-paged newspaper from July 1998 and a 20-paged from August 1998. It began to appear in colour in June 2003. All this while Fides was operating as a monthly newspaper. It then moved from monthly to fortnightly and now weekly.

Fides was originally begun by the late Mr. Michael Egbeson, from Umuokpu village in Awka. It later became extinct. Then when Fr Jerome Madueke came back from his overseas studies, he chose to retain the same name of the extinct newspaper ran by Mr. Egbeson.

Fr Jerome Madueke (now Msgr Jerome Madueke) conceived Fides as a multi-media project to be unfolded into seven units: 1) the Press/Newspaper unit, 2) Publishing unit, 3) Audio/Visual unit intended to be developed into Radio and Television Broadcasting, 4) Library/Museum, 5) Research/Documentation unit, 6) Outreach/Enlightenment unit, 7) Internet/E-evangelization unit.

All these years Fides was located at the Retreat, Pastoral and Conference Centre, Okpuno (REPACCO) in Awka South Local Government Area of Anambra State, until it packed into the present-day Fides Complex, Okpuno. Msgr Jerome Madueke was its Director from 1993-2015 (October). The current Director from October 2015 is Rev. Fr Martin C. Anusi.

Within these years there have been 34 priests, major and minor seminarians who have worked and contributed to make Fides what it is today. It is important to mention them here:

Those who worked as Deputy Directors:

1994-1996: Rev. Fr Lawrence Nwankwo

1996-1999: Rev. Fr Martin C. Anusi

2000-2001: Rev. Fr Bedemore Udechukwu

2001-2006: Rev. Fr Ethel Anarado

2006-2013: Rev. Fr Obinna Dike

2009-2011: Rev. Fr Jude Onyeneke.

Those who worked as seminarians on apostolic work include: Rev. Fr Lawrence Ezeazodosiaku (1991-1992); Rev. Fr Louis Nwobi (1992-1993); Rev. Fr Cosmas Ibeh (1993-1994); Rev. Fr Capt. Valentine Okwesili (1994-1995); Rev. Fr Malachy Ezeonyiwara (1994-1995); Rev. Fr Evaristus Ezekwonna (1994-1995); Rev. Fr Peter Chikelue (1995-1996); Rev. Fr Chika Okpalike (1996-1997); Rev. Fr Martin Ichoku (1996-1997); Rev. Fr Augustine Umeh (1996-1997); Rev. Fr Paul Azuakor (1997-1998); Rev. Fr Colman Onuegbu (1997-1998); Rev. Fr Kizito Umeadi (1998-1999); Rev. Fr Gerald Nwafor (1998-1999); Rev. Fr Solomon Odunukwe (1999-2000); Rev. Fr Godwin Ukatu (1999-2000); Rev. Fr Valentine Ezenduka (1999-2000); Rev. Fr Victor Igwegbe (2000-2001); Rev. Fr Justin Ezechukwu (2000-2001); Rev. Fr Charles Ndubuisi (2001-2002); Rev. Fr Bernard Ezeilo, RIP (2002-2003); Rev. Fr Moses Iloka (2004-2005); Rev. Fr Felix Nwosu (2005-2006); Rev. Fr Innocent Affusim (2006-2007); Rev. Fr Innocent Okeke (2007-2008); Rev. Fr Josephat Onyechefuna (2008-2009); Rev. Fr Daniel Odimegwu (2009-2010); Rev. Fr Pio-Anthony Okafor (2010-2011).

Fides began to have multiple Deputy Directors from 2013/2014 beginning with Rev. Frs Matthew Attansey and Cyril Ezeani. Then Fr Martin Anusi joined them from October 2014. The latter took over from Msgr Jerome Madueke as the Fides Director from October 2015.

Those in the current Fides Management are: Rev. Fr Martin Anusi (Director); Rev. Fr Matthew Attansey (Deputy Director 1); Rev. Fr Obinna Dike (Deputy Director 2) and Rev. Fr Cyril Ezeani (Deputy Director 3).

- Fr Martin Anusi

 

 

WHAT WE OFFER

Fides Services

 

Fides offers the following services:

1) Printing

Fides is into all kinds of printing works in Chord or Sord.

2) Publishing

We offer all kinds of publishing services.

3) Digital Colour Separation

We offer digital colour separation services.

4) Audio/Video Services

We engage in Video coverages: pastoral visits, weddings/traditional marriage ceremonies, seminars, crusades, socials and funerals. We mass produce your DVDs and CDs.

5) Parish, School, & Group Outreach

We offer Film/Video services, on request, to parishes, schools, and other groups. You can work out with us for educational/Entertaining films for your parishes, schools, associations/organizations, and other groups.

6) Bookshop

Visit our Bookshop for all your book needs: religious, spiritual, academic (university & professional books), general books, religious articles, DVDs/CDs, and general stationeries. You can also call us on 0905-760-9008.

7) Photocopying

We take care of all your photocopying needs of any quantity.

8) Library

Fides has a library equipped with consultable books in various fields of Theology, Philosophy, Psychology, Law, History, Scriptures, References, Languages, Literature, Prayer, Religions, Liturgy, Anthropology, Account, Archeology, Physiology, Political Science, Sociology, Civic Education, Music, Social Studies, and Ecology.

9) Fast & Slow Food Services

Our Canteen prepares fast and slow food.

10) Lamination

Get your work laminated.

 

11) Binding

 

12) Internet Services

OUR TEAM

Martin Anusi (Fr)

Director

Matthew Attansey (Fr)

Deputy Director 1

Obinna Dike (Fr)

Editor/Deputy Director 2

Cyril Ezeani (Fr)

Deputy Director 3

Jude Atupulazi

Editor-in-Chief

Chimezie Ibedu

Production Manager

Uche Amunike

Asst. Editor/Proof Reader

Ifeoma Ezenyilimba

Advert Manager

Bernadette I. Nwadi

Proof Reader

Abuchi Onwumelu

Reporter

Chioma Ndife

Reporter

Uche Enem

Reporter

Ikeugonna Eleke

Reporter

Sunny Ijomah Azuka

Reporter

Florence Onyeji

Accountant

Angel Ejiama

Account Clerk

Chelsie Jane Orji

Receptionist

Valentine Ata

Computer Graphics Editor

Modester Ekuma

Computer Graphics Editor

Gloria Uzohuo

Computer Graphics Editor

Chikodili Onyeije

Computer Graphics Editor

Ginika Aduma

Computer Graphics Editor

Fides S Fides

Stock Keeper

Fides Fides V

Video Editor

Chinaza Eze

Marketer

Mary Onu

Marketer

Augusta Ayiba

Librarian

Fides C Fides

Fides Canteen Attendant

Obinna Anieze

Gellotine

Fides Fides

Lithographer

Tochukwu Igwe

Machine Operator

Fides 2 Fides

Machine Operator

Fides P1 Fides

Machine Operator

Fides P Fides

Machine Operator

Demola Odofin

Digital Machine Operator

Emmanuel Ewekechi

Security Guard

Oluchukwu Ewekechi

Cleaner

Ifeoma Anaekee

Finishing Dept

Fides F2 Fides

Finishing Dept

Anthonia Akpeh

Finishing Dept

Fides F1 Fides

Finishing Dept

Chima Amarachi

Finishing Dept

Fides F Fides

Finishing Dept

Janeth Chima

Finishing Dept

Chidimma Anajama

Finishing Dept

Nnedimma Odeh

Finishing Dept

Augustina Madueke

Fides steward

Nkeiruka Ukwuaba

Fides Bookshop Seller

Fides D3 Fides

Driver

Fides D2 Fides

Driver

Fides D Fides

Driver