BREAKING: Lagos Anglican Bishop Humphrey Olumakaiye dies at 53
The Bishop of the Diocese of Lagos, Anglican Communion, The Most Rev Humphrey Olumakaiye is dead after battling with a protracted sickness for the past six months.
Bishop Olumakaiye died in the early hours of Monday, October 31.
He was 53.
His death becomes the third in the House of Bishops in the Church of Nigeria, Anglican Communion in the last three months.
Rt. Rev. Jolly Oyekpen, the Bishop of the Diocese of Akoko Edo died on August 29 while Rt. Rev David Obiosa of the Diocese of Ndokwa died about a week ago.
Olumakaiye, who was also the Archbishop of the Province of Lagos, battled with a protracted sickness for the past six months.
He was said to have been flown abroad for treatment but returned last month without much improvement.
A statement co-signed by the Synod Secretary, Ven. ‘Segun Ladeinde; and the Chancellor, Justice Adedayo Oyebanji, said, “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.”
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.