Gov. Yahaya Bello Commiserates with Lateef Jakande’s Family
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 on Thursday in a condolence message signed by his Chief Press Secretary, Mr. Muhammed Onogwu.
Governor Bello noted that although Alhaji Lateef Jakande died at the ripe age of 91 years old, his wealth of experience and fatherly counsels would be greatly missed by the government and people of Lagos state and the country at large.
He affirmed 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 Kogi State helmsman expressed that Jakand’s administration was still acknowledged for the massive infrastructural development recorded during his four-years, especially the numerous housing estates built across many local governments in the Lagos State as well as sterling investments in the education sector.
Governor Bello commiserated with the Jakande family, the Government and people of Lagos State over the loss of the revered leader and prayed God to, grant him eternal rest, console the bereaved families and grant them the fortitude to bear the loss.
Alhaji Lateef Jakande was a journalist, and became governor of Lagos State from 1979 to 1983, and later was Minister of Works under the Sani Abacha military regime.