Lagos first civilian gov, Jakande is dead

First civilian governor of Lagos State, Lateef Jakande is dead. He died at the age of 91.

The news of his death was announced by the state Governor, Babajide Sanwo-Olu on Thursday.

The governor wrote on his Twitter handle:

“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.”

Jakande, a former journalist, served as the first civilian governor of Lagos state from 1979 to 1983. He later was appointed as a Minister of Works under the Sani Abacha military regime (1993–98).

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