The first civilian governor of Lagos State, Lateef Jakande, has died.
Incumbent governor, Babajide Sanwo-Olu, announced his passing on Thursday, February 11, 2020.
“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,” he said.
Jakande was 91 years old.
Lateef Jakande’s administration is popular for providing affordable housing for Lagosians.