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Anglican bishop of Lagos diocese Humphrey Olumakaiye dies at 53

Bishop of Lagos Diocese, Anglican Communion Most Reverend Humphrey Olumakaiye has died at the age of 53.

Olumakaiye died in the early hours of Monday following a protracted battle with an undisclosed ailment.

His death is the third among Anglican bishops in the Church of Nigeria in the last three months.

Bishop of the Diocese of Akoko Edo, Rt. Rev. Jolly Oyekpen, died on August 29. While Rt. Rev David Obiosa of the Diocese of Ndokwa died about a week ago.

Olumakaiye was elected for translation into the Diocese of Lagos on Tuesday, February 6, 2018, and enthroned as the eighth bishop of Lagos on July 30, 2018, at the Cathedral Church of Christ, Marina, Lagos.

On September 25, 2021, he became the archbishop of the province of Lagos and was officially enthroned on Sunday, November 7, 2021, at the Cathedral Church of the Advent, Gwarimpa, Abuja.

Olumakaiye was born on January 28, 1969.

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