Former Lagos Governor, Lateef Jakande, is Dead

Former Governor of Lagos State, Alhaji Lateef Jakande, is dead.

He was 91.

He died on Thursday.

While confirming the development, Governor Babajide sanwo-olu in a tweet on his official Twitter handle expressed his condolence to the family of the late Nanogenarian.


“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.”

Jakande, aka Baba Kekere, brought a lot of development to Lagos as governor between October 1, 1979 and December 31, 1983, in line with the five cardinal programmes of the Unity Party of Nigeria founded by a former Premier of the Western Region, Chief Obafemi Awolowo.

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