Rev. Fr. Dr. Hyacinth Alia Biography, Family, Education, Career and Net Worth
In this piece, platinumpost.ng chronicles the biography, family, education, career and net worth of Rev. Fr. Dr. Hyacinth Iormem Alia.
Rev. Fr. Dr. Hyacinth Iormem Alia is a Nigerian catholic priest and politician from Mbangur, Mbadede in Vandeikya Local Government Area of Benue State.
Rev. Fr. Dr. Hyacinth Iormem Alia was born 14 May 1966 to the family of Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Katsina Alia. His father and mother are from the Tiv tribe.
Rev Fr Hyacinth Iormen Alia attended his elementary education at Agidi, in Mbatiav, Gboko local government of Benue state.
In 1983, he gained admission at St James Minor seminary where he obtained his General Certificate Education (GCE).
Alia’s commitment to serving God as a Catholic Priest went to St. Augustine’s Seminary, Jos (an affiliate of the University of Ibadan).
He later acquired a Diploma in Religious studies in 1987. In 1990, he furthered with his education and graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in Sacred Theology at an affiliate of Urbaniana University, Rome.
Due to his love for education, he migrated to Bronx NY, USA, in 1999 and acquired a Master of Arts Degree in Religious Education (Psychology and Counseling).
In 2004, Rev Fr Hyacinth Iormen Alia proceed to Duquesne University, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, in the USA for another master of Arts Degree in Biomedical Ethics.
He also went further and acquired his Doctorate Degree in the same course and at the same University, the following year.
Rev. Fr. Dr. Hyacinth Iormem Alia is a man with a lot of passion for rendering the services of God. This has made him furthermore with his education by undergoing professional training courses.
Rev Fr Hyacinth Alia became a famous priest in Nigeria following his miraculous power of healing.
He started serving God at the Cathedral Church of Our Lady of Perpetual Help, Makurdi, in Benue state.
From there, Fr Alia started his healing mass with a small congregation which usually takes place every Saturday.
This healing mass gradually became a diocesan kind of activity that attracted parishioners from other churches following his amazing power of healing.
People who came and received healings from their various sicknesses started circulation the message to their friends and family and from there, Rev Fr Hyacinth Alia’s healing mass became the talk to every house in the state and across the country.
He was later sent to the Vatican for the confirmation of his healing power due to envy and jealousy from other priests who insisted that Alia’s gift of healing is not real.
However, it was verified that Alia’s healing power is pure, that it’s a gift from God, not fake as they claimed.
He spend a couple of times in the Vatican, United States, and returned to Nigeria but this time he was moved from the Cathedral Church of Our Lady of Perpetual Help to ST Thomas Catholic Church, Anum, located opposite the first gate of Benue State University, Makurdi.
Rev Fr Hyacinth Alia continued with his priest work in the new place and even help in building the church into a wonderful structure.
However, he was later transferred to Vandeikya (his local government) to continue with his service to God at St Paul’s Catholic Church, Ikyaator, following the creation of Gboko and Katsina-Ala, Dioceses.
Rev Fr Hyacinth Iormen Alia’s political ambition came due to people’s mandate and desire for him to rule.
Due to his pure mind, good work, and miraculous power of healing. His name became familiar to everyone in the state including children.
Many people believe in his strength and are also fully satisfied that he can make a good leader, that was where his call to politics arose.
Rev Fr Fyacinth Alia contest for governor for 2023 general election. He is the governorship candidate of the All Progressive Congress (APC) in Benue state.
After he declared his interest to run for the governorship election, he was suspended by the Catholic Diocese of Gboko, a place he was serving.
According to them, “the mother church does not allow her clerics to get involved in partisan politics on thier own Ex can. 285, 3 CIC.
You are aware that my son, your brother and your priest has purchased the party forms to contest for thr Governor of Benue State under the All Progressives’ Congress (APC), which is totally against our vocation”.
However, he went further with his governorship ambition hence the call to represent and rescue his people was very important, according to him.
He also faced a lot of crises after he was declared the winner of the APC gubernatorial primaries. This was coming from his party rivals who claims that the primaries were not free and fair.
His net worth is not available during the time this post was made.