Lagos State Deputy Governor, Dr. Kadri Obafemi Hamzat, has described the late first Civilian Governor of the State, Alhaji Lateef Kayode Jakande as an embodiment of all positives.

The Deputy Governor stated this during a special fidau prayer in honour of the late former Governor held at the Ilupeju residence of the deceased.

While noting that it is a bit tough describing him, the Deputy Governor stated that Alhaji Jakande was a great man who cared and served his people meritoriously when he had the opportunity to serve.

He said, “Baba Jakande was just an example of what all of us should aspire to be. A great man, humble, selfless, loyal, and dedicated. So, he is an embodiment of all the positives. A great man that served his people when he had the opportunity to serve. A man that cared for the people and a fantastic journalist”.

Signing the condolence register, the Deputy Governor wrote, “Baba was a great leader in the State of Lagos. The developmental strides put in place is unprecedented and a greater leader in Nigeria. A thorough-bred Awoist and man of the people”.

He added that there was a need for political leaders in the country to emulate him by being humble and loyal to the country.

Recalling his personal encounter with the late Alhaji Lateef Kayode Jakande, Dr. Hamzat said Baba showed up at his graduation at the University of Ibadan in 1986.

Also present at the special fidau prayer were children of the deceased, former Governor of Ogun State, Sen. Ibikunle Amosun and his wife Olufunsho; former Lagos State Deputy Governor, Prince Abiodun Ogunleye; former Chairman, Amuwo Odofin Local Government, Comrade Ayo Adewale and Permanent Secretary, Office of the Deputy Governor, Mrs. Yetunde Odejayi amongst others.


Pix 1: Lagos Deputy Governor, Dr. Kadri Obafemi Hamzat, signing the condolence register at Ilupeju Residence of late Alhaji Lateef Jakande on Friday.

Pix 2: Lagos Deputy Governor, Dr. Kadri Obafemi Hamzat (R), wife of the late former Lagos State Governor, Mrs. Abimbola Jakande and the children during the special fidau prayer for late Alhaji Lateef Jakande at Ilupeju on Friday.


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