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.
Lagos State governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu mourned the death of the former governor.
“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.
The late Jakande was a journalist who began practicing with the Daily Service, in 1949. In 1956, he was appointed editor-in-chief of the Tribune by the owner Chief Obafemi Awolowo.Follow us on social media