Nigeria Union of Journalists (NUJ) Lagos State council hhas expressed sadness and shock at the announcement of the passage of first civilian Governor of Lagos State, Alhaji Kayode Lateef Jakande.
NUJ Chairman, Comrade Adeleye Ajayi and the Secretary, Comrade Tunde Olalere, in a statement noted that though he died in ripeful age but his death is a painful one, saying:
“We mourn the demise of the First Civilian Governor of Lagos State, Alhaji Lateef Kayode Jakande (LKJ) at the age of 91.
“He recorded massive infrastructure development during his tenure , especially in the areas of housing and education (building of schools)”
The duo in the statement stressed that a former Minister of Works and Housing.
It is on record that he made it possible for people to attend schools and had shelters.
He was an erudite journalist, publisher, administrator par excellence and a political giant.
He made indelible marks in Nigeria’s political history dated back to his days in Action Group and UPN. There is no way Nigeria’s political history can be written without a mention of Jakande (Baba Kekere).
Rest in Peace Sir.
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