- A former Lagos state governor and foremost journalist, Alhaji Lateef Kayode Jakande (LKJ) is dead
- The ex chief executive officer of Lagos between 1979 and 1983 died at the age of 91
News about the demise of Lateef Jakande popularly called ‘LKJ’ filtered in some moments ago.
Late Jakande’s name remains evergreen in the minds of not just Lagosians but Nigerians as he is seen as the best ever governor of Lagos up to this present moment because of how he brought rapid growth and development to The Centre of Excellence during his time as governor.
In Lagos state, the building of the Nigerian Institute of Journalism (NIJ) at Ogba, Ikeja is named after LKJ.
During the military regime of the late General Sani Abacha, Jakande was Minister of Works from 1993 to 1998.
The late elder statesman was born on July 23, 1929. Jakande died in the early hours of Thursday, February 11.
Condolence messages are expected to start pouring in right from the Presidency to the least person in the Nigerian public space in regard to the death of LKJ.