Sister Fidelia Adigo was born in Mgboma Alike Ikananzizi, Nigeria in November 1949. She was a trained nurse-midwife with a specialty in orthopaedics, and worked as a nurse-midwife for 10 years before joining MMM in 1991. Her first assignment was to Tanzania, where she served in Kabanga. In addition to nursing duties she helped children with disabilities to access services.
In 2005, Sr. Fidelia assisted at our formation house in Nairobi before obtaining a masters in leadership and pastoral care in Dublin. She returned to Nigeria and after a short time at St. Mary’s Hospital, Urua Akpan, she was assigned to our Family Life Centre in Itam. She was matron of the VVF unit and was deeply committed to the care of women affected by obstetric fistula.
Fidelia was appointed directress of our formation house in Itam, where she guided women in their early stages of MMM life. She became ill in 2021 and was brought to Zenith Medical and Kidney Centre, Abuja. She died there peacefully on 13 June 2021. Her funeral was held in Benin City on 25 June 2021 and was live streamed so family and friends around the world could participate. Sister Fidelia is buried at our MMM cemetery there.