Former Lagos Governor, Alhaji Lateef Jakande, is dead.


He died on Thursday morning in Lagos at 91

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 .


His death was announced by Lagos state governor, Babajide Sanwo-Olu who said ”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,”.

“ Baba Jakande ’s record of service as a journalist of repute and a leader of remarkable achievements as governor of Lagos State will remain indelible for generations to come.

“ His death is a colossal loss and he will be missed .


“ 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. ”

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