The death of a parent is one of the most emotional and universal human experiences. Adekunle Kosoko, popularly known as Adekunle Gold, has suffered a terrible loss as his father reportedly passed away last night. Prince Hakeem Adeyemi Kosoko, the Permanent Secretary of Education District 4, died during the night after suffering an undisclosed ailment.
It was revealed that Mr Kosoko went abroad due to the ailment and his position had to be temporarily filled by a replacement for over a month. He recently returned to Nigeria to recover. Sadly, he passed on hours ago.
A teacher who works under Mr Kosoko’s district in Lagos reported that his death was announced to the teachers in Education District 4 this morning. The cause of death has not been revealed. He is survived by his wife, children, including Adekunle Gold, and more family members. Although the singer is yet to react to the news.
The death of a parent is not just traumatic, it informs and changes their children biologically and psychologically. It can even make them sick.
This is coming months after Adekunle Gold took to his Instagram page to celebrate his father’s achievements on December 31, 2018. The star could not contain his happiness as he revealed that he shed tears of joy for his dad.
Adekunle Gold, took to his Instagram page to shower accolades on his father as he listed his achievements. The entertainer was moved after his dad, was honoured by the Lagos state government and appointed as the Tutor General/Permanent Secretary for Education.
According to the star, his father has always been an upright and disciplined teacher who did his best to provide for his family despite not being engaged in malpractices. He further revealed that the accomplished teacher is also a very brilliant man as well as a published writer.
He wrote: “I CRIED TODAY! Growing up, I watched my dad worked so hard for too little. Teachers weren’t big earners. But my dad, with the help of my mum, provided everything all 4 of us needed – maybe not wanted, but definitely needed. I remember when my dad went to Uniben for his first degree. My sisters and I were very young, and communication with him was pretty much impossible, because it was before the era of cellphones. We only saw him when he had school breaks”.
“He finished as the best in his class with a distinction in Fine Arts, Painting & Graphics Major. He was part of the team that co-wrote the module for teachers at one time. Everyday, after his primary assignment as a Fine Arts teacher in Keke High School, he would go to Teachers’ College to teach other teachers”.
“He was willing to do whatever it would take to make extra money to fend for us and build a house for us to live in. I almost forgot – he is a published writer. Brilliant Man!”
“My dad didn’t literally sit me down to teach me great values and diligence. Luckily, he didn’t have to, because I saw it in him every day.
He has given so much of himself, and truly values the opportunity to be serving the government and every school he’s worked at as either teacher, VP or principal. He’s won about 30 awards for his selfless service to the state.My Dad. A Man!”
“A man that refuses to cut corners, believes in hard work and is known for his integrity. He always said to me; “Your name is precious, you must protect it!”. Hard as it might be to believe, I can honestly say I’ve never seen him disobey traffic rules or give bribe. When other principals allowed people use their schools for special centres, my dad said no. He said – “I have been in service for far too long to let quick money ruin my reputation.” His dream has always been to become a Permanent Secretary of Lagos state. It was his dream, it was also mine for him”.
“In this moment, this 56 year old brilliant man’s dream is now his reality. Today, I sat in the audience, and I listened as they read out loud, his achievements. I watched as he was sworn in as a Tutor General/Permanent Secretary for Education. So I cried today, but they were happy tears”.