Late Lateef Jakande lived for others-Buhari


President Muhammadu Buhari has expressed shock at the death of first Lagos State civilian Governor, Alhaji Kayode Lateef Jakande.

Buhari in a statement made available to by the Special Adviser to the President (Media & Publicity) Femi Adesina, ssid he believed the former Governor of Lagos State, Chief Lateef Jakande, lived for the good of others, state and country, and his legacy of standing for all that was right for humanity would be long remembered.

The President, while condoling with family, friends and associates of the elder statesman, affirmed that his imprint on the commercial nerve centre of the country, Lagos State, which was the former National capital, will continue to awe and inspire, reminding everyone of the strength of character and sacrifices of the visionary leader.

President Buhari who noted the contributions of the first civilian Governor of Lagos State and former Minister of Works to the growth of democracy and good governance in the country, described him as a patriot, whose wisdom will run through generations, especially in putting people first in development plans.

The President joined government and people of Lagos State, Nigerian Union of Journalists, and Nigerian Guild of Editors, in mourning the veteran journalist.

He prayed that the Almighty God will receive his soul and grant him eternal rest.