Popular Lagos socialite, Chief Nathaniel Folarin Coker has bid planet earth and the world farewell, aged 97.
The news of his passing away of Baba Eto of Lagos and Yorubaland as he was popularly called was broken via a statement released by his family on Thursday.
The statement, signed by the deceased’s eldest child, Folorunsho Coker, the Director-General of Nigerian Tourism Development Corporation (NTDC) and former commissioner for tourism arts and culture under former Lagos governor Akinwumi Ambode revealed that Chief Nathaniel Folarin Coker passed on in Lagos on Wednesday after a brief illness. Read also: Buruji Kashamu’s Death: Obasanjo Is Not A Saint And His Own End Will Come Too – Fayose
Chief Folarin Coker, born on the 22nd of July 1923, was the pioneer Permanent Secretary of Lagos State, a renowned socialite and the Bobagunwa of Igede-Ekiti. The Lagos State Clinic in Alausa was named after him by the State Government for his immense contribution to the development of State.