By Megito Audu
Former Lagos State Commissioner for Tourism and the Director General, Nigeria Tourism Development Commission,Folorunsho Folarin Coker fondly called,Folly Coker has lost his father,Chief (Elderman) Nathaniel Folarin Coker.
The death of the elder statesman who was also the Baba Eto of Lagos was announced in a statement released by the family and signed by the NTDC boss.
‘Chief (Elderman) Nathaniel Folarin Coker OON
The Baba Eto of Lagos, Bobagunwa of Igede-Ekiti, Retired Pioneer Permanent Secretary Lagos State Nigeria(22-07-1923 to 12 -08- 2020)
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 on the 12th of August 2020 at the ripe old age of 97 years.
His was a life so beautifully lived which deserves to be beautifully remembered. He dutifully and meritoriously served his state and country in his lifetime, and we, his family are very proud of his life and service.
We are comforted by the fact that his good name is worth more than gold and that his memory will always be a blessing to each and every one of us all.
Burial arrangements will be announced in due course.
We kindly ask that all messages and tributes be posted at: www.Nathaniel-folarin-
The message reads.
The late elderstateman was in- law to the late Ibadan industrialist, Chief Bode Akindele, father of popular celebrity fashion designer, Folake, estranged wife of Folly.
Chief Bode Akindele, himself, died few weeks ago in Ibadan.