The Edo State Governor, Mr. Godwin Obaseki, has mourned the passing of Lagos State’s first civilian governor, Alhaji Lateef Jakande, who died at the age of 91.
The governor, in statement, said the former governor was a high-flyer, who contributed immensely to the development of Lagos State and built durable legacies that would outlive him.
According to him, “I commiserate with the Government and people of Lagos State over the passing of the state’s first civilian governor, Alhaji Lateef Jakande. A veteran journalist, he was a high-flyer in public service, birthing landmark reforms and projects to better the lives of the people.”
Noting that as former governor, Jakande built durable legacies, the governor said he would be remembered for his giant strides in governance and development of the country.