Former Governor of Lagos State, Alhaji Lateef Jakande, is dead.
The Governor of Lagos, Babajide-Sanwo-Olu, who confirmed his death in a tweet via his Twitter account, said Jakande died on Thursday morning in Lagos.
“With gratitude to God for a worthy life well spent in the service of Lagos State, Nigeria and humanity, I announce the death of a patriotic statesman and the first Civilian Governor of Lagos State, Alhaji Lateef Kayode Jakande.
“Baba Jakande’s record of service as a leader of remarkable achievements in Lagos State will remain indelible for generations to come.
“On behalf of the Government and people of Lagos State, I want to express my sincere and heartfelt condolences to the family, and friends of Baba Jakande.
“May Allah grant him Aljanat Firdaus, Aamin,” he said.