President Muhammadu Buhari says former Governor of Lagos State, Chief Lateef Jakande, lived for the good of others, believing that his legacy of standing for all would be long remembered.
The President observes that Alhaji Jakande’s imprint on Lagos State will continue to inspire, reminding everyone of the strength of character and sacrifices of the visionary leader.
President Buhari describes him as a patriot, whose wisdom will run through generations, especially in putting people first in development plans.
In a statement by the Special Adviser to the President on Media and Publicity, Mr. Femi Adesina, President Buhari joins government and people of Lagos State, the Nigerian Union of Journalists, and Nigerian Guild of Editors, in mourning the veteran journalist, praying that the Almighty will receive his soul and grant him eternal rest.
Akeredolu mourns Jakande
***says he was last Man Standing
“He was a bundle of virtues, humility personified and a transparent agent of development. He, alongside his contemporaries, enunciated, evolved and nurtured what we proudly and dearly cuddle to be progressivism. A leading light and a beacon of sorts; the last man standing lived well”
Above, among others, were the words Ondo State Governor, Arakunrin Oluwarotimi Odunayo Akeredolu, SAN in honour of first civilian Governor of Lagos State, Alhaji Lateef Kayode Jakande who passed on at 91.
Governor Akeredolu described Jakande as a bright and principal light of the LOBOO era which eminently exemplified growth and development under the progressive guidance of the late sage, Chief Obafemi Awolowo. LOBOO represented Lagos, Ogun, Bendel, Ondo and Oyo States during the Second Republic.
A statement by Donald Ojogo,
Commissioner for Information and Orientation quotes Akeredolu as saying “Baba was among the few with their eyes fixed towards today since yesteryears. For sake of today, they walked the vision of their time and even beyond then. Today, the modest input those of us who are privileged to serve the people derive inspiration from the exploits of the likes of the late Pa Jakande.
“No doubt, Baba Kekere, as he was fondly called, lived well, lived a worthy life and indeed bequeathed an enviable legacy of a possible better tomorrow by his conduct, character and candour. He lived for humanity.”
Lateef Jakande’s demise a monumental loss……Gbajabiamila
The Speaker of the House of Representatives, Mr Femi Gbajabiamila, has described the demise of a former governor of Lagos State, Alhaji Lateef Jakande, as a monumental loss.
The Speaker said he was personally touched by the death of Jakande, whom he described as a man of peace, who lived all his life serving humanity.
He said Jakande, who passed away on Thursday at the age of 91, would be sorely missed by the people, especially Lagosians, and that he would be remembered for his developmental strides in the state.
According to him, Jakande’s invaluable contributions to making Lagos what it is today would never be erased, noting that the former Lagos governor was an embodiment of progress.