Governor of Lagos State, Babajide Sanwo-Olu, has described the legacies of first civilian governor of the state, Alhaji Lateef Jakande, as indelible.
The governor said this in a statement while the passing of the elder statesman who died on Thursday.
The statement reads: “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.
“Baba Jakande’s record of service as a journalist of repute and a leader of remarkable achievements as governor of Lagos State will remain indelible for generations to come.
“His death is a collosal loss and he will be missed.
“On behalf of the Government and people of Lagos State, I want to express my sincere and heartfelt condolences to the family, friends and comrades of Baba Jakande.”
Lagos APC mourns
Similarly, the Lagos State Chapter of All Progressives Congress said Jakande made landmark achievements.
The state APC Publicity Secretary, Mr Seye Oladejo, said this in a statement in Lagos on Thursday.
“His passage at this time is a colossal loss not only to the progressive family but also the entire state and our nation in general.
“His landmark achievements as an astute administrator in the governance of Lagos State in the areas of education, housing, health-care and social infrastructure remain enduring legacies in his memory.
“His demise at this trying time in the history of our nation when his rich experience would’ve been handy to resolve our national challenges is regrettable.
“We pray that Almighty Allah will forgive his short-comings, grant him eternal rest and the entire family, immediate and political, the fortitude to bear the great loss,” Oladejo said.
Jakande died in the early hours of Thursday at the age of 91.