Salvation Army operations began in Nigeria in 1920 when Lieut-Colonel and Mrs George H. Souter landed in Lagos, to be followed later by Staff-Captain and Mrs Charles Smith, with ten West Indian Officers.

Following an invitation for the Army to establish a presence in Mali, with registration being given on 29 November 2007, a response was undertaken under local leadership. In February 2008 officers were appointed and Mali became a separate region on 1 April 2011.

Country included in the territory: Nigeria

Languages in which the gospel is preached: Calabari, Edo, Efik/Ibibio, English, Hausa, Ibo, Ijaw, Tiv, Urhobo, Yoruba

Periodicals: Jesus Kids, Salvationist, The Shepherd, The War Cry

Territorial Leaders

Commissioner Daniel Kasuso - Territorial Commander

Commissioner Tracey Kasuso - Territorial President for Women's Ministries

Lieut-Colonel Christian Azubuike - Chief Secretary

Lieut-Colonel Christiana Azubuike - Territorial Secretary for Women's Ministries

Territorial Headquarters

6 Shipeolu Street,

Postal Address

Box 3025,

Contact us

Tel: [234] (0) 907 028 9504

Email: nig.leadership@nig.salvationarmy.org


Officers - 518 (active - 389  retired - 129)

Envoys - 205                 Cadets - 48                 Employees - 666

Corps - 214                   Outposts and Societies - 159

Senior Soldiers - 22,836    Adherents - 1,773   Junior Soldiers - 8,873