11 February 2021 By Victoria Abah.
The Kogi State Governor, Yahaya Bello has described the death of the First Civilian Governor of Lagos State, Alhaji Lateef Jakande as a loss to Nigeria’s democracy.
The Governor made this known in a condolence message in Lokoja signed by his Chief Press Secretary, Mr. Muhammed Onogwu.
The Governor noted that although Alhaji Lateef Jakande died at the ripe age of 91, his wealth of experience and fatherly counsel would be greatly missed by the Government and people of Lagos State and the country at large.
Governor Bello alluded that his contribution to the stability of democratic practice being the first civilian Governor of the commercial hub of the country can never be undermined, hence he remained one of the foremost leaders of the country.
The Governor expressed that his administration as governor of Lagos state was still acknowledged for the massive infrastructural development recorded during his four-years, especially the sterling investment in the education sector.
Governor Bello while commiserating with the Jakande family, the Government and people of Lagos state over the loss of the revered leader, prayed God to grant him eternal rest, console the bereaved family and grant them the fortitude to bear the loss.
Alhaji Lateef Jakande was a journalist who became the Governor of Lagos State from 1979 to 1983, and also served as the Minister of Works under the Sani Abacha military regime.