…Says He Was Ever Ready To Lend A Helping Hand
…Tributes from his First Son, Jameel and Daughter-in-Law, Bella Olubunmi
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…
He Was Ever Ready To Lend A Helping Hand– Mike Adenuga
We met in the course of business but fate brought us together and we became family through our son Jameel and our daughter, Bella. To the glory of God, the family has since grown bigger with Jaiye and Paris. Adieu my brother- a gentleman par excellence, always jolly and ever ready to lend a helping hand. Surely, you have left a good name and a good legacy. You will be sorely missed by all.
Rest in the bosom of the Lord, my dear brother.
My List of Gratitude Iis Endless – Jameel Disu
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.
Thank You For The Years of Sound Advice – Bella Disu
Daddy, you were a light, your presence always lit up a room. I am filled with many memories of your laughter and smiles. Thank you for the years of sound advise. If there is one thing you taught me, it was to be content and live a life of simplicity.
You have no airs about you and told us over and over the years that one would enjoy life if one simply learnt to be content with what they had. I have referred to this countless times.
I remember our phone conversation just this September, you had wanted me to do something. You said you hadn’t wanted to disturb me earlier but now needed my help.
Looking back I am so glad I was able to assist and you had thanked me profoundly. You were incredibly cerebral and intelligent. Your long talks were filled with wisdom, wit and humour. From the day she was born, your granddaughter, Paris has been said to look just like you. You, her and Jameel bear an uncanny resemblance to one another. I am thankful for this personal gift to have a piece of you with us every day. We will miss you greatly. You left us too soon but I take solace knowing one day we will see your face, hear your laughter, see your eyes light up again. Rest in peace daddy, we love you forever.