After 32years and 10months of excellent, unbroken service to the Lagos state Ministry of Education, my father bowed out formally yesterday at his last school which ironically is in the same compound he started out, came in as education officer 2 and classroom teacher and retired as Director and Principal.
For all of my life, I’ve known him to go over and beyond the call of duty for his students, a father and a friend to students and colleagues and a colossus of secondary school English Language education with awards from far and wide and the consistent records of excellence at WAEC as evidence.
As I watched his pen-down ceremony, I realised just how privileged I am to have been his daughter, to have a ringside view of an amazing life that was and is the embodiment of service to humanity, and to watch his partnership with my mother who has been rock and cushion and anchor in the gales of life.
Congrats Ezenwa ezigbo nna, enyi umuya, di oma. May your next phase be full of joy and strength and grace in Jesus name.