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.
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.