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Adekunle Gold’s dad appointed as Permanent Secretary in Lagos

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Governor Akinwunmi Ambode has appointed singer Adekunle Gold’s dad, Mr Adeyemi Kosoko as Tutor General/Permanent Secretary for Education in Lagos State.

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Adekunle Gold’s dad appointed as Permanent Secretary in Lagos


The singer took to his social media page today to share the news moments after the swearing in ceremony was held at Lagos House, Alausa, Ikeja.

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 everyday.

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


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337 Comments

  1. Congratulations to your dad. I wish him God guidance and protection for his new appointment. That should spore him to contribute more to the development of education in Lagos state.

  2. A great son from a great man. Indeed he deserved the appointment. And I believe as well he will perform well at it and make an impact.

  3. Mehn, this is indeed good and calls for celebration.
    A great dad indeed, congratulations.
    More achievements ahead, as more responsibilities show forth. Because with more promotion comes more responsibility.

  4. That’s so great. Congratulations to Adekunle’s dad on his new appointment as Lagos State permanent secretary

  5. Congratulations baba adekunle ..please put all your effort in the progress of education in lagos state

  6. Thank God for making his dreams come true. May this post he has assumed lead him into more successful opportunities.

  7. Great achievement in 2018,more of it await you in 2o19 in Jesus name.. Congratulations to your family…………….

  8. Lovely to read @adekunle gold. What a man of integrity, I love people like your dad! Keep up the good work Sir!

  9. Congratulations! Who says that teachers reward is from earth come and see what the Lord has done for him and the family.

  10. Congratulations to him. This is really a great reward, he deserves it because he is really a man of integrity.

  11. Indeed his hard works has started paying big time, congratulations to Mr kosoko and his family on this well deserved appointment

  12. That’s so cool, congratulations to the family,they are such a glorious family.congratulation to adekunle dad also

  13. What a quote “Your name is precious, you must protect it” such a inspiring word, your relentless hard work have finally lead you to your dream.. Congratulations sir please continue be the integrity man u have always been.

  14. Congratulations sir, wish u more success in life. Thanks to Ambode for remembering my friend’s father. Thanks sir.

  15. A big congratulations sir.I love his attitude to work and the fact that he kept his integrity all through.

  16. This is so touching, congratulations to him, it’s not easy to get such an appointment. He is a very hardworking man and I strongly believe that he will do well.

  17. I’m really proud of your dad.God really blessed you for having such a great and talented dad.
    May he live long to reap the fruit of his labor.

  18. I celebrate with the Kosokos on the appointment of Mr Adeyemi Kosoko as the general/permanent secetary of Education in Lagos State. He really deserves it. All his hardwork really paid off. I’m really happy for him. Adekunle Gold must be very proud of his Dad and his achievements. Truly It is God who gives reward and God has rewarded Adekunle’s Dad.

  19. Hard work and integrity pays , it might take years but the reward must surely come. Congratulations sir on your appointment.

  20. Wow that’s indeed great and wonderful news.. Congratulations to you Mr Adeyemi, your long awaited dream has finally come.. Good name and integrity is better than money..

  21. Wow what a great news congrats to you dad it was appointment well deserve after a long service to the state

  22. He is such an hard working man, congratulations to him on his new appointment, congratulations to their entire family for the awesome progress

  23. I am always glad when parents are rewarded for their hard after years of fending for us. Congratulations adekunle gold

  24. Wow i can see he is a fine young man.. he has really worked well to earn this position… may God continue to prosper his good works

  25. I congratulate your dad. He is such a great dad that should be emulated. No doubt he will do excellently well in his new office.

  26. Wow
    Teachers are great no controversy
    I’m proud to be a teacher
    Congratulations to your daddy… More grace

  27. Congratulations Mr. Kosoko you work hard so this is the result, if you do good you will get good indeed,this is a heartouching story.

  28. That’s the spirit of eminence. When you’re a public and national figure and it starts flowing in the family lineage.

  29. Wow!!!! That’s great achievement to him.
    Congratulations to him
    More achievements and appointed to you in Jesus name Amen

  30. Congrats to your dad,good name ,is better than silver and gold, I’m happy he pass this good virtues to his children

  31. That’s a huge step for the family.. More success to the family.. God will continue to uplift you all.. Till u get there

  32. This is amazing, Good news,u hope they welcome Adekunle Gold’s Dad well,He will now be a Celebrity,He is a celebrity father,I hope he will be a good secretary

  33. Its an award that is well deserved and more for your selfless services and good reputation. Congratulations Sir.

  34. Congratulations to your dad for this great appointment. Is a well deserved one and is a great joy to the family. I hope you will follow in your father’s footsteps of commitment, hardwork and dedication.

  35. Ade, its really showing in your songs. The discipline we want in a musician is in you. Keep flying and congratulations to your dad on this cool time of the year, what a way to round the year off

  36. That’s good thing and that’s why everyone have to do good because you will eventually reap what you sow. Congratulations sir.

  37. Wow this is so inspiring congratulations to your dad more greater achievement ijn,you must emulate this man he his indeed a good example

  38. Wow lovely one, congratulation to you adekunle gold and your daddy for the position giving to your daddy, i pray that almight god we be with you oo

  39. Oh this is a joyful thing. I congratulate Adekunle Gold family. God send down my divine helper for this new year 2019

  40. This is really touching, I am so happy for your family. May his tenure bring more honour and prestige. Congratulations to your dad and your entire family as a whole.

  41. I never knew
    Adekunle’s dad was into politics
    A man who respects and values Hus integrity
    Congrats sir

  42. this an appointment on Merritt congratulations Mr kosoko hope you revive the education system back congratulations on your appointment sir

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