Anglican Church loses two Bishops within 24 hours

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The Anglican Communion of Nigeria has lost two Bishops within the last 24 hours.

The deceased are Archbishop of Lagos Province, Anglican Communion and Bishop of Lagos Diocese, Most Reverend Humphrey Olumakaiye and Bishop of Ndokwa Diocese, Rev’d David Obiosa.

Olumakaiye gave up the ghost at the age of 53.

His death was announced by the Synod Secretary, Segun Ladeinde and Chancellor, Justice Adedayo Oyebanji.

A statement co-signed by Ladeinde and Oyebanji said the details of his burial would be made public soon.

The statement reads: “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.”

The deceased was born on January 28, 1969.

He was elected for translation into the Diocese of Lagos in February 2018, and enthroned as the eighth Bishop of Lagos in 2018.

Olumakaiye’s enthronement took place 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 in 2021, at the Cathedral Church of the Advent, Gwarimpa.

DAILY POST also learnt of Bishop Obiosa’s death on Monday evening.

As of the time of filing this report, the details of his death and burial has not been disclosed.

“My Lord Bishop is no more Rest in perfect peace my Lord Bishop Rt Rev’d David F.A Obiosa. The Lord Bishop of Ndokwa Anglican Diocese,” an insider told DAILY POST.