The Director General, Nigerian Tourism Development Corporation (NTDC), Folorunsho Coker, has lost his father, Chief Nathaniel Folarin Coker at the age of 97 years.
The DG who confirmed the death yesterday in Abuja described his late father’s life as a life beautifully lived.
“It is with a heavy heart and a deep sense of appreciation to Almighty God that we announce the translation to eternal glory of our beloved father, grandfather, uncle and patriot Chief (Elderman) Nathaniel Folarin Coker OON.
“He died comfortably and peacefully in his sleep in Lagos at 6.45pm on the 12 of August 2020 at the ripe old age of 97 years.
“His life was a life so beautifully lived which deserves to be beautifully remembered. He dutifully and meritoriously served his state and country in his lifetime, we, his family are very proud of his service.
“We are comforted by the fact that his good name is worth more than gold and his memory will always be a blessing to each and every one of us all” he said.
According to Coker, the burial arrangements would be announced in due course.
The late Coker was Baba Eto of Lagos, Bobagunwa of Igede-Ekiti, a retired pioneer Permanent Secretary of Lagos State.