Pan Yoruba organisation, the Afenifere, has extolled the virtues of Alhaji Lateef Jakande, Lagos State’s first Civilian Governor, who passed on on Thursady at the age of 91.
Describing him as a selfless leader, the Afenifere noted in a statement that he, among other feats, developed eyebrow Lekki area without coveting it.
“Afenifere deeply mourns the death of the first executive Governor of Lagos state, Alhaji Lateef Kayode Jakande at the age of 91. Alhaji Jakande was the last of the LOOBO (Lagos, Oyo, Ondo, Bendel and Ogun) Governors who faithfully implemented the UPN five cardinal programmes.
“His implementation of the free education programme especially the phasing out of the shift programme in Lagos schools was swift and revolutionary. He served Lagos without greed and covetousness.
“He never lived in government house or drive a government car throughout his service to the state. Jakande developed the Lekki area and never took a plot for himself. His life was all about service. We pray that God will send more of his type our way.”