The Coker family has announced the passing on of their father and first Permanent Secretary of Lagos State Chief (Elderman) Nathaniel Folarin Coker OON, the Baba Eto of Lagos and Bobagunwa of Igede-Ekiti.
In a press release by his son Folarin Coker, the family said: “It is with a heavy heart and a deep sense of appreciation to Almighty God that we announce the translation to the 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 6.45 pm on the 12 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. We, his family, are very proud of his services.”
Folarin Coker further stated that: “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.”
All messages and tributes should be posted to: www.Nathaniel-folarin-coker.forevermissed.com.