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Anglican Archbishop Of Lagos Province Rev. Humphrey Olumakaiye Dies At 53

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Archbishop Olumakaiye Dies At 53

Archbishop Of Lagos Province Rev. Humphrey Olumakaiye Dies At 53

The Archbishop of Lagos Province, Anglican Communion and Bishop of Lagos Diocese, Most Reverend Humphrey Olumakaiye dies at 53.

This was announced in a statement co-signed by the Synod Secretary, Ven. ‘Segun Ladeinde; and the Chancellor, Justice Adedayo Oyebanji on Monday.

The statement reads in part: “With heavy hearts, but in the sure hope of resurrection, the Diocesan Board of the Diocese of Lagos announces the sudden transition of the Bishop of the Diocese of Lagos and Archbishop of the Ecclesiastical Province of Lagos.

”His Episcopal sojourn in the Diocese of Lagos and subsequently, the Province was characterised by phenomenal, physical and spiritual developments, for which all of us shall remain very proud.

“We shall keep you posted, as detailed arrangements of the Funeral obsequies unfold and are made public.”

Lagos State Governor, Mr. Babajide Sanwo-Olu, also expressed sadness over the passing of the Archbishop of the Ecclesiastical Province of Lagos, Church of Nigeria (Anglican Communion), Rev. Humphrey Olumakaiye, describing it as a personal loss.

Sanwo-Olu in a statement issued by his Chief Press Secretary, Mr. Gboyega Akosile, said the death of Bishop Olumakaiye was a great loss not only to the Anglican Communion but the Diocese of Lagos and the entire Lagos State.

“In fact, Bishop Olumakaiye’s death is a personal loss to me,” Sanwo-Olu said, while commiserating with the Primate of the Church of Nigeria (Anglican Communion), Most. Revd Henry Ndukuba, bishops, clergies and the laity over the demise of the Bishop of Diocese of Lagos.

He urged the deceased family, especially, the widow, Prof. Motunrayo Olumakaiye, friends, clergymen and entire members of the Diocese of Lagos and Province of Lagos to take the death of Archbishop Olumakaiye in good faith.

Born on January 28, 1969, Olumakaiye was elected for translation into the Diocese of Lagos on February 6, 2018, and enthroned as the eighth Bishop of Lagos on Monday, July 30, 2018, at the Cathedral Church of Christ, Marina, Lagos.

On September 25, 2021, he also became the Archbishop of the Province of Lagos and was officially enthroned on November 7, 2021, at the Cathedral Church of the Advent, Gwarimpa.

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