Former Lagos State Governor, Alhaji Lateef Jakande, Dies At 91.
Ex Lagos governor, Alhaji Lateef Jakande, has died. The ex-governor died in the early hours of Thursday, February 11 at the age of 91. He was the governor of Lagos State from 1979 to 1983, and later was Minister of Works under the Sani Abacha military regime.
Lateef Jakande ‘s death was announced by Lagos state governor, Babajide Sanwo-Olu:
“With gratitude to God for a worthy life well spent in the service of Lagos State, Nigeria and humanity, I announce the death of a venerable statesman, outstanding politician, public administrator and the first Civilian Governor of Lagos State, Alhaji Lateef Kayode Jakande.
Baba Jakande’s record of service as a journalist of repute and a leader of remarkable achievements as governor of Lagos State will remain indelible for generations to come.
His death is a collosal loss and he will be missed.
On behalf of the Government and people of Lagos State, I want to express my sincere and heartfelt condolences to the family, friends and comrades of Baba Jakande.
May Allah grant him Aljanat Firdaus, Aamin,” Sanwo-Olu tweeted.