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Lagos First Civilian Governor, Lateef Jakande Dies At 91



The death of the first civilian governor of Lagos State, Alhaji Lateef Jakande has been reported.

According to reports, the ex-Lagos Governor died on Thursday at the age of 91.

His death was confirmed by Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu of Lagos State.

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.

“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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