Lateef Jakande, First Civilian Governor Of Lagos Is Dead

The first Civilian Governor of Lagos State, Alhaji Lateef Jakande, is dead.

Announcing Lateef Jakande’s death on Twitter, the Lagos State governor, Babajide Sanwo-Olu wrote:

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.

He reportedly died on Thursday at the age of 91.

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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.


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