Former Governor of Lagos State, Alhaji Lateef Jakande dies at 91.


Former governor of Lagos state, Alhaji Lateef Jakande, aka Baba Kekere, is dead.

the former Lagos governor reportedly died in the early hours of Thursday morning at the ripe age of 91.

Alhaji Jakade as governor of Lagoa, brought a lot of development to the state between October 1, 1979, and December 31, 1983, in line with the five cardinal programs of the Unity Party of Nigeria founded by a former Premier of the Western Region, Chief Obafemi Awolowo.

Incumbent Governor of Lagos State, Babajide Sanwo-Olu, confirmed the passage of the elder statesman in a statement.

He wrote, “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 colossal 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

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