Deji Doherty’s elder brother Mr. Adetunji Doherty (Jnr), also spoke to City People. The easy going guy, who is the eldest son of Dr. Julius Adetunji Doherty, explained that his dad taught him a lot of great lessons about life. One of it is to cut your coat according to your size, he said.
“I remember once, I wanted to build a big house and I needed to take a loan. I also wanted some support from him and I discussed it with him and he asked me a few questions which helped me. He wondered why I wanted to do so at that time and not wait until such a time that I had the money to do so. He wondered what would happen if I didn’t start the project at that time? I said nothing would happen. I took to his advice. And the result was good. He was the man to go to for advice”.
“Though he was a disciplinarian, he spoilt us a little. He was always supportive of all our moves. He supported my business. He allowed us drive some of his Mercedes Benz cars. Owning a Mercedes Benz at that time was a big thing. You must be rich to own one. My father owned more than one. He was very rich. He was affluent. He was very comfortable.
But even at that, he kept warning us, once you graduate you have to drop my car and buy yours”.
He was generous to a fault, explained Tunji Doherty (Jnr) who is the 1st born of 12 children. Do you know my dad kept paying the school fees of so many family members who are not his biological children? He also paid the hospital bill of many elderly members of the family. Some, he bought drugs for, to take care of their health issues, like BP and others. We only saw everything towards that last days and after he died. We intend to continue that tradition”.
“My late dad taught us some of the things I know today. We would miss him. He will check on you. We will worry over you. He was also my business adviser. I have worked for myself, all my life. I have not worked for anybody. I have kept to his advice and it has worked for me.”
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