Ex-Governor Of Lagos State Lateef Jakande is Dead


The preceding Governor of Lagos State, Alhaji Lateef Jakande, is dead. He reportedly died on Thursday at the age of 91.

Jakande, aka Baba Kekere, drew a lot of improvement to Lagos as governor 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, aso Naija gathered


Governor of Lagos State, Babajide Sanwo-Olu, verified the death of the elder statesman in a statement.

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He wrote, “With appreciation 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 unforgettable for generations to come.

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