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Diocese of Ifo hosts Lagos Provincial Council Meeting

By Ven David Femi-Ologbe
24 October 2021   |   3:07 am
The Diocese of Ifo (Anglican Communion) recently played host to the Bi-annual Provincial Council Meeting of the Ecclesiastical Province of Lagos.

Lagos Archbishop-elect and Provincial Council, Chairman, Archbishop Humphrey Olumakaiye (middle) being received for guard of honour, during the event<br />

The Diocese of Ifo (Anglican Communion) recently played host to the Bi-annual Provincial Council Meeting of the Ecclesiastical Province of Lagos. The meeting, which was presided over by the Archbishop-elect of the Province and Bishop, Diocese of Lagos, the Most Rev (Dr.) Humphrey Bamisebi Olumakaiye was the second of its kind in the year, the first having been held in the Diocese of Ijebu North in April 2021.

It was the first meeting Olumakaiye would preside over since his election as Archbishop in September 2021. Before the election, the Most Rev Dr. Michael Olusina Fape, whose tenure ended in July 2021 had been the Archbishop and Chairman of the meeting.

Arriving at the King’s Court, Itori, Ewekoro Local Council of Ogun State, the Archbishop and Bishops of the Province were welcomed by officers and members of the Anglican Communion Brigades (ACB) in the Diocese of Ifo. A Guard of Honour was mounted by the Brigade for the Bishops. Other activities for the day included the Episcopal meeting and Dinner Night with the Olunla of Itoriland.

The Council meeting was held at Cathedral of the Holy Trinity, Okenla Ifo, Ogun State.

In attendance were both the clergy and lay representatives, as well as Bishops in the 13 Dioceses in the Province of Lagos.

The host Bishop, the Rt. Rev Nathaniel Oladejo Ogundipe preached and celebrated at the Holy Communion Service before the meeting proper.