God forbid Nigeria reasonable and honest leaders like Jakanda
National Leader of the All-Progressive Congress Asiva Bola Tinubu on Friday greeted the late first civilian governor of Lagos State Alhaji Latif Jakanda, saying the country needs more leaders with integrity and pragmatism.
Jakanda, who served from October 1, 1979 to December 31, 1983, died last Thursday at the age of 91.
Tinubu, who is also a former governor of Lagos, spoke on the eighth day of Fidau’s prayer for Jakanda, saying that he began his political career at the home of the late former governor.
Talking about the conversation with Dzhakanda, the chief of the APC said: “He said:“ Go, we need a lot of people like you. Go to the Senate. The rest is history.
“We are praying that Nigeria will provide us with smarter and more honest leaders who put the future at the forefront and look at what life will be like for children.”
The event was also attended by the former head of the governor of the state Ogun Olusegun Osoba; former Inspector General of Police Musliliu Smith; Governor of Ekiti State Kayode Fayemi; and Governor of Lagos State Babajide Sanvo-Olu, among others.
Meanwhile, Sanvo-Olu said the legacy left by the late former governor in public service will remain an important milestone in the annals of government.
The governor, who spoke on the eighth day of the Fidau holiday, noted that the late Jakanda took an honorable place in the clan of the country’s political class, noting that the name of the deceased would continue to be synonymous with altruism in leadership and service.
Governor Gboegi Akosile’s chief spokesman said in a statement that Sanvo-Olu said, “Baba Jakande entered the civil service with the sole determination to serve and leave us with a good legacy. He ruled for only four years and three months, but his grades and records are still visible almost 40 years later. What she has done for Lagos and Nigeria goes beyond what her family can handle alone.
“He was an enigma of our time and a national icon, whose leadership in public service remains a starting point. Today it is time for all of us in leadership positions to reflect on how our administration, policies and programs have impacted people’s lives. ”
Sanwo-Olu said the state government has set an official day of honor for the late Jakanda, adding that the family will take advantage of the details.
Sheikh Abdulrahaman Ahmad, national missionary of the Ansar ud Din Society of Nigeria, said in his sermon that the late former governor was a public library whose whole life was a testimony of service.
Source: – Punch ng