The Diocesan

THE RT. REVD. EMMANUEL OLUDAISI ADEKUNLE

The youngest to become the diocesan bishop of Egba Diocese at the age of 47, the Rt. Rev. Emmanuel Oludaisi Adekunle was born on the 29th of March, 1962. His parents were both native of Abeokuta. Both were committed Christians, the father being Mr. Reuben Obasesan, and the mother, Mrs. Abigael O. Adekunle.

He had his primary education at St. John’s Anglican Primary School, lgbein, (Kuto), Abeokuta, from 1967 to 1973. For his secondary education, he was at Abeokuta Grammar School between 1974 and 1979. Adekunle obtained his National Diploma and Higher National Diploma respectively in Civil Engineering from the Federal Polytechnic, llaro, between 1980 and 1986. Subsequently, he had his National Youth Sen/ice at Afikpo in lmo State from 1986 to 1987.

The Rt. Rev. Adekunle got admitted into Emmanuel College of Theology and Christian Education, lbadan, in 1990 for his ordination course. He later went to the University of lbadan between 1996 and 1998 for a postgraduate diploma in Education and a Master’s degree in Education specializing in Counselling and Psychology.

Professionally and in public service, he had had brief careers. He was a teacher between 1983 and 1984 and from 1988 to 1990 too. He also worked as a Project Engineer for NEN (Nig.) Limited, in Aba from 1986 to 87. He was worked equally in higher capacity as Resident Engineer in the Ogun State Ministry of Works in 1988.

Then, in 1990, went for his clerical training. In 1992, he was made a deacon by the Rt. Rev. Ogundana, the retired bishop of Remo Diocese. He became a full priest in June 1993. Six years later, he was preferred a Canon. ln 2001, two years after becoming a Canon, he was made an Archdeacon. He was in that position for five years when in 2006 he was appointed the Provost of the Cathedral of St. Peter, Ake. For the period that he was the Provost of the Cathedral, between 2006 and 2008, he also served as the rector of the Diocesan Bible School as well as the Secretary of the Ecclesiastical Province of Lagos. It was from the Cathedral Ake that he was called for higher service as the General Secretary of the Church of Nigeria in 2008.

On 12th of July, 2009, he was elected a bishop. He was consecrated on Sunday, 23″’ August, 2009 at the Cathedral Church of St. Jude Ebute Metta, Lagos. He returned home to be enthroned in the Cathedral of St. Peter, Ake, where he had served as one of the choir boys on Sunday, 25th of October, 2009. He is married to Dr. Mrs. Olubimpe Olasunmbo Adekunle. The family is blessed.