Lagos APC mourns former Lagos governor, Jakande

Lagos State chapter of the All Progressives Congress (APC) mourns the passage of an elder statesman and the first civilian governor of Lagos State, Alhaji Lateef Kayode Jakande.

Alhaji Jakande died early hours of Thursday at the age of 91.

Lagos APC, in a statement signed by its spokesman, Seye Oladejo, described the passage of the former governor as a colossal loss to the progressive family and the entire country.

The message read in part: “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.”

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