Former Governor of Lagos State, Lateef Jakande is dead
The first civilian Governor of Lagos State, Alhaji Lateef Jakande is dead. Reports say he died in the early hours of Thursday at the age of 91.
He was governor of Lagos State from October 1 1979 to December 31 1983
Babajide Sanwo-Olu, Lagos State governor mourned the former governor and described his death as a colossal loss.
“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,” Sanwo-Olu tweeted on Thursday.
Sanwo-Olu said 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,” Sanwo-Olu said.
“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”.