First Bank Chairman, Ibukun Awosika, loses dad
Nigerian businesswoman and Chairman of First Bank of Nigeria, Ibukun Awosika is bereaved.
Her father, Pa Abdul Moshood Adekola died yesterday, April 20 at the age of 87.
The author and motivational speaker took to her Instagram page to announce his passage with a heartfelt note.
She stated that though she had always known that the day will come and thought she was prepared for it, yet it’s really hard to think that he is gone forever.
Describing him as not just her father, teacher, and cheerleader, she thanked him for teaching her siblings and her that they could pursue their goals without any consideration for gender.
“My father, my teacher, my cheerleader. 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 me 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 every day of your 87 years of life. Glad that heaven has truly gained a good soul today. Love you, my daddy. Enjoy heaven!”