President Bukhari, Vice President Atiku, Sanwo-olu and others mourn Latif Jakande
President Muhammadu Bukhari believes that the former Governor of Lagos, Chief Latif Jakande lived for the good of others, the state and the country, and his legacy of protecting all that was right for humanity will be remembered for a long time.
The president, congratulating the elderly statesman’s family, friends and associates, says his footprint on the country’s commercial nerve center, the state of Lagos, the country’s former capital, will continue to amaze and inspire. Reminding everyone of the life of a visionary leader. strength of character and sacrifice.
President Bukhari celebrates the contributions of the first civilian governor of Lagos State and the former Minister of Construction to democracy and good governance in the country, describing him as a patriot whose wisdom will span generations, especially when it comes to people’s priority for development. plans.
The President, along with the government and people of Lagos State, the Nigerian Journalists Union and the Nigeria Editors’ Guild, mourns the veteran journalist, praying that Almighty God will accept his soul and grant him eternal peace.
With a mixture of sobriety and joy, I join my relatives and fans in mourning the passing of the late first civilian governor of Lagos State Alhaji Latif Jakande.
I am sober, because Alhaji Jakanda, until his death, today remained one of the last symbols of our nationality, and in whose life there are huge examples from which we can draw inspiration from the much-needed desire to restore our psyche as a people.
At the same time, I am glad that the late Jakanda lived an extraordinary life thanks to his enigmatic position as a journalist, administrator and politician.
His legacy in the state of Lagos, where he was the first civilian governor, remains a symbol of good governance and infrastructure development, not only in the state of Lagos, but throughout the country.
His work to promote quality public education and well-being in public service will continue to be a brilliant tribute to his life of service.
I also join the government and the good people of the State of Lagos in mourning for an outstanding man whose good name will remain inscribed in gold in our hearts.
I pray that Allah Almighty will accept his soul and grant him Aljanna Firdaus.
With gratitude to God for a life of dignity, well spent in the service of the State of Lagos, Nigeria and humanity, I announce the death of the venerable statesman, distinguished politician, state administrator and first civilian governor of Lagos State Alhaji Latif Kayode Jakanda.
Baba Jakande’s service as a renowned journalist and leader of extraordinary achievement as Governor of Lagos State will remain unchanged for generations to come.
His death is a conspiracy loss, and we will miss him.
I congratulate the government and people of Lagos State on the disappearance of the first civilian governor of Alhaji Latif State of Jakande. A veteran journalist, he was a senior civil service official who initiated major reforms and projects aimed at improving people’s lives.
“The Loss of Nigerian Democracy,” Yahaya Bello Reacts to Latif Jakande’s disappearance
Kogi Governor Yahaya Bello called the death of the first civilian governor of Lagos State Alhaji Latif Jakande a loss to Nigerian democracy.
The governor announced this on Thursday in a condolences signed by his chief press secretary, Mohammed Onogwu.
“Although Alhaji Latif Jakande died at the age of 91, his rich experience and his fatherly advice would have been extremely inadequate for the government and the people of Lagos and the country as a whole,” said Governor Bello.
He continued; “His (the late Jakanda’s) contribution to the stability of democratic practice, as the first civilian governor of the country’s commercial center, cannot be undermined, so he remains one of the country’s top leaders.
“His administration as Governor of Lagos State continued to be recognized for massive infrastructural development recorded in his four years of operation, in particular for the numerous properties in Jakanda built in many local governments in the state, as well as for fruitless investments in the sector. education. “.
Governor of Kogi expressed his condolences to the Jakanda family, government and people of Lagos State for the loss of a respected leader, and prayed that God would grant him eternal rest, comfort grieving families, and give them a fortress to bear the dead.
Alhaji Latif Jakande was a journalist and became Governor of Lagos State from 1979 to 1983, and then served as Minister of Labor under the military regime of Sani Abachi.
LKJ – Rest in Peace. JKF
Alhaji Latif Jakande was an extremely hardworking and forward-looking leader whose achievements as governor are still perceived by the people of his home state of Lagos and whose work as minister has influenced life across the country.
Although his loss is extremely devastating, he has lived a full life serving his state and country. So we will miss him very much.
I pray that Allah Almighty, by His unlimited mercy, will give Alhaji Jakanda a place in Al-Janna Firdaus. Amine.
My sincere condolences to the Government of Lagos State and the immediate family of Pa Latif Kayoda Jakanda on the loss of their patriarch.
Baba was an outstanding leader, true patriot and statesman who devoted his long and glorious life to the cause of peace.
May his gentle soul, Rest in peace. Thoughts and prayers with loved ones he left behind.
In just one term (4 years) as Governor of Lagos State, Alhaji Latif Jakande provided free quality education for all,
it provided the population with inexpensive and medium-sized housing, opened good quality roads in Lagos, and supplied people with drinking water.
He launched a public subway line that was cut off by the military. He remained a modest civil servant to the end.
A truly rare gem in our time. This remains an example of what people-centered progressive leadership should be and how it can be in a short time frame.
I say goodbye to a politician who was looking for power for the service, and not for himself.
My sincere condolences to the entire Jakanda family.
May his soul find peace. Amine.
Lagos Assembly mourns legend, master builder, administrator.
We will keep the celebration with a minute of silence in honor of your departure.
Rest in peace to Alhaji Latif Jakanda.
No governor of Lagos has surpassed Jakanda’s exploits – NDP
The People’s Democratic Party (PDP) in Lagos State says no governor has surpassed or come close to the accomplishments of the late Latif Jakande as the state’s first civilian governor.
PDP Public Affairs Secretary Ghani Taofik said this in an interview with the Nigerian News Agency (NAN) in Lagos as he responded to Jakanda’s death Thursday in Lagos.
“What a truly inappropriate time for such a person to die! We still need him very much, especially in this democracy.
“He was one of those people who must be on earth to really lead all the leaders of the country, not just in the state of Lagos.
“All his successes in Lagos have never been achieved and surpassed. Unfortunately, in the state of Lagos, we did not have a single governor who, in terms of his characteristics, was close to Alhaji Latif Jakanda.
“So the challenge is only for those who are serving now or who will serve to try to see how to overcome Latif Jakanda’s exploits,” Ghani said.
A spokesman said Jakanda was selfless in the ministry and many are educated today thanks to his free education.
Jakanda’s legacy is unmatched, he said, so every year February 11 should be a public holiday in his honor.
“All politicians should pray to be like LKJ (Latif Kayode Jakande) so that they can enjoy the peace after the service. Alhaji Latif Jakande was not a materialist or an ambitious person, so he achieved everything he sought.
“The problem we have now is ambition without vision. Most politicians come to office with the intention of moving to their next position. We will miss him very much.
“There is still much to be immortalized for future children, besides giving the school a name. Jakande made Lagos what it is today. He lived well, ”Ghani said.
He prayed to God that he would calm his soul and give his family the strength to endure the loss.
The Nigeria News Agency (NAN) reports that Jakanda died early Thursday morning at the age of 91.
Jakande, a former journalist, was Governor of Lagos State from 1979 to 1983 and later served as Minister of Labor under the military rule of General Sani Abachi.
His tenure as governor of Lagos state left behind a legacy of massive infrastructure development over his four-year period, primarily due to the numerous residential developments built throughout the state, as well as his impeccable investment in education.