NTDC boss, Folorunsho Folarin-Coker, is bereaved. The kind-hearted gentleman who is widely known as Folly Coker just lost his father, Chief Nathaniel Folarin Coker. He was aged 97.
Below, and unedited, is how the former Deputy Chief of Staff to ex-Governors Bola Ahmed Tinubu and Babatunde Raji Fashola as well as one time Commissioner for Tourism, Arts and Culture in Lagos State broke the news:
“Chief (Elderman) Nathaniel Folarin Coker OON
The Baba Eto of Lagos, Bobagunwa of Igede-Ekiti, Retired Pioneer Permanent Secretary Lagos
(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-
Folorunsho Folarin – Coker
The Folarin Coker Family.”