Former Bishop of the Anglican Diocese of Lagos West, Peter Adebiyi, reportedly died at age 79.
Adebiyi was born in 1943.
He died in the wee hours of Friday.
The news of his death was announced by Bishop Olusola Odedeji, in a message to members of the Diocese on Friday morning.
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“Good morning brothers and sisters. It is sad and heartbreaking to announce the home call of our patriarch and hero, Papa Peter Awelewa Adebiyi, a few hours ago.
“May his industrious and loving soul rest in perfect peace. May God console us all,” he wrote.
He was the Bishop of the diocese between 1999 and 2013 when he retired.