Time heals all wounds they say. But for Bola Atta, the inspirational CEO of UBA Foundation that old cliche is completely not true. It’s been thirty years since her father passed on and the brilliant woman of substance is still heartbroken. In the words of Gloria Taylor ” Old as she was, she still miss her daddy sometimes”.
Loved by many because of her bright personality. The likeable woman took to her Instagram page on Tuesday to drop a heartfelt message to her late father, Senator Dr. Femi Ayantuga, who passed on exactly thirty years ago today.
“Thirty years and I am still heart broken. Not one to openly express emotions. It must be the effects of isolation. I have wondered about the conversations we would have had during this period. We couldn’t possibly have imagined a world of cyber 30 years ago. I used to wake up before dawn because I knew you would be up reading and drinking tea. It was always my time alone with you before anyone else woke up.”
She continued: “I developed the habit of getting up early to listen to you teach me politics, history, religion, family… I became your paper girl happily and would rush to the 7/11 before 7 to get all your newspapers, for a little of course. I still miss you so much Daddy. I wish every young girl the fortune to have a loving and devoted dad. It gives a lifetime perspective, knowing what it feels like to be so significant in another person’s universe. Continue to Rest in Peace Daddy. Perfect Peace.” Bola Atta wrote.
A woman of many parts, Bola Atta is currently the Group Director, Marketing and Corporate Communications at United Bank for Africa, UBA.