Sanwo-Olu mourns as former Lagos State governor dies at 91


Former Lagos State Governor Lateef Jakande has died on Thursday at the age of 91.

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 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 tweeted on Thursday.

Sanwo-Olu said 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.

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“His death is a collosal loss and he will be missed,” Sanwo-Olu said.

“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.”