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.
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. “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 pleaded with the deceased’s family—in particular, the widow Prof. Motunrayo Olumakaiye—friends, clergy, and the entire Lagos Province and Diocese to accept the death of Archbishop Olumakaiye in good faith.
Olumakaiye, who was born on January 28, 1969, was elected for translation into the Diocese of Lagos on February 6, 2018, and on July 30, 2018, at the Cathedral Church of Christ, Marina, Lagos, he was installed as the eighth Bishop of Lagos.
He also assumed the role as Archbishop of the Province of Lagos on September 25, 2021, and on November 7 of that year, he was formally installed in the Cathedral Church of the Advent in Gwarimpa.