In September of 1990, we began a formation program for young Nigerian men wishing to be Redemptorists. In that first year, ten young men began with a two-year program to prepare themselves for their first vows as Redemptorists . On the 18th of July 1992, seven of these young men became the first Nigerian Redemptorists.

Most of these young men have been ordained but like them, others continue their studies for the priesthood and Brotherhood at SS. Peter & Paul Major Seminary, Ibadan. As of now our Vice Province has two major formation houses; MaterDomini House, Enugu (First of the Pre-novitiate Program), Redeemer House, Ibadan (Theology & Philosophy).