February 25, 2021

Former Lagos governor Lateef Jakande dies at 91

Former Lagos governor Lateef Jakande dies at 91

Former Lagos State Governor Lateef Jakande has died on Thursday.

Jakande was governor of Lagos State from 1979 to 1983, and later was Minister of Works under the Sani Abacha military regime between 1993–1998.

The former Lagos State governor died at 91.

Lagos State governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu 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 said.


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