Celebrated power woman, Chairman of First Bank Plc, Ibukun Awosika, has anounced the loss of her father, Abdul Moshood Adekola.
The 57-year-old successful entrepreneur made the sad news public on Instagram Tuesday morning.
Her late father, Mr. Adekola passed on Monday aged 87years.
Mrs. Awosika wrote a heartfelt tribute in honor of her late father.
“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,” she began.
“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…”
In the tribute, she also thanked her late father for taking care of her and siblings for 19 years since their mother died.
Born in Ibadan, the capital of Oyo State, Mrs Awosika is the third child of seven children.
She lost her mother in 2001.