Successful entrepreneur who doubles as the Chairman of First Bank of Nigeria Limited, Ibukun Awosika is bereaved, as the motivational speaker just lost her father. The deceased, Abdulmoshood Adekola passed on yesterday, Monday, 20th April, at the ripe age of 87.
Breaking the news via her social media page, the high flying woman confessed her mixed feelings towards the passing on of her father. According to her, while she knew a day would come that her father would eventually pass to the great beyond, she however found it hard to come in terms with the reality that the father was no more.
Bidding him a farewell, the delectable woman did not fail to eulogize the deceased for putting her and her siblings on the right path during their formative years, by instilling virtues and quality that have helped them become who they are today. She specifically thanked her father for having the courage to allow them express themselves, even at a time it was not fashionable to do so.
ABDUL MOSHOOD ADEKOLA 12th of December 1932 to 20th of April 2020. My father, my teacher, my cheer leader. It’s tough to think that you are gone forever. Though I always knew that the day will come and thought I was prepared for it, yet I must confess that it’s really hard. Thank you daddy, for teaching us the value of hard work and about living a decent honorable life.
Thank you for the courage to let us all express ourselves in our own way. Thank you for being unconventional enough to let me pursue my own goals in seasons when it was not popular to do so. Thank you for teaching my siblings and I that we could pursue our goals without any consideration for our gender. Thank you for teaching us the humility of loving all men.
Thank you for teaching us contentment. Thank you for showing me the courage of conviction by having the audacity to give your life to Christ at 60years of age , and serving God as an usher in church for so many years. Thank you for standing as our diligent single parent for 19 years since mummy passed in 2001. I thank God today for everyday of your 87 years of life. Glad that heaven has truly gained a good soul today. Love you my daddy . Enjoy heaven!
Ibukun Awosika is the Chairman, First Bank of Nigeria Limited, Nigeria’s premier and most valuable banking brand. She is also the founder and CEO of The Chair Centre Group. The companies in the group include The Chair Centre Limited, Sokoa Chair Centre Limited, Furniture Manufacturers Mart, TCC Security Systems and Cubes and Boxes Limited. These companies are involved in manufacturing, retail and bank-way security systems services.