Former Governor of Lagos from 1979 to 1983, Alhaji Lateef Jakande is dead. He died earlier today aged 91.
The former journalist and staunch Awoist also served as minister of works between 1983-98 under late Daniel Abacha.
The Lagos state governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu has tweeted his condolences:
“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.”