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Tribute to Disu 2: ‘My list of gratitude is endless’ – Jameel Disu

The 8th day fidau of Mr. Tajudeen Ajibola Babatunde Disu (October 18, 1951 – October 12, 2015) on Wednesday, October 21, 2015, at Landmark Events Centre, Victoria Island (Lagos) attracted family, friends, associates and well-wishers.

For the departed boss of Lagos Free Trade Zone, a cascade of eulogies flowed his way.

And from his wife, children and in-laws, and the Lagos State governor (Mr. Akinwunmi Ambode), moving tributes echoed…


As I was thinking about writing a tribute to my Dad I thought…how can I say a few words that would do justice to all the years of love and strength that you gave us? My real tribute to you will be actions in my life that would be a testament to the love and lessons that you instilled in me.

I love you for an infinite number of reasons: I feel so blessed to have you as my father and I am thankful for the wonderful life you have given me. In honour of your birthday that just passed, I celebrate you, a magnificent man, a loyal, loving husband, a devoted father, and a true friend. Please know that my list of gratitude is endless and continues to grow with each.

I thank you for everything you have done in my life. I thank you for teaching me the importance of humility, and the remarkable power of emotional and financial generosity. I thank you for stressing the importance of education. I think you for loving and accepting me and always making me feel like I am good enough. I thank you for showing me what is means to be a good man, a good husband and all the beautiful memories we shared for the past 38 years of my life. I love you Dad.

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