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FIRST CIVILIAN GOVERNOR OF LAGOS STATE, LATEEF JAKANDE IS DEAD

The first civilian Governor of Lagos State, Lateef Jakande, is dead.


Governor of Lagos State, Babajide Sanwo-Olu, announced his death via his official Twitter handle on Thursday.


”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 venerable statesman, outstanding politician, public administrator and the first Civilian Governor of Lagos State, Alhaji Lateef Kayode Jakande,” Sanwo-Olu said


Jakande, who died at age 91, was Governor of Lagos State between 1979 and 1983. He also served as Minister of Works during the General Sani Abacha regime.







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