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The Archbishop of Lagos Province, Anglican Communion, and Chief Parishener, Lagos Diocese, Most Reverend Humphrey Olumakaiye is dead.

Headline News understands that the popular clergyman died at the age of 53.

Most Reverend Humphrey Olumakaiye’s death was announced in a release jointly signed by Ven. ‘Segun Ladeinde, the Synod Secretary and Justice Adedayo Oyebanji the Diocesan Chancellor.

The statement reads in part: “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.

Until his death, Olumakaiye was married to Motunrayo Funke, who is a professor and former head of the department of nutrition and consumer sciences, faculty of agriculture Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile -Ife, in Osun State. They had a son, Richard Tunbamise.

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