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Just In: First civilian governor of Lagos, Lateef Jakande dies @ 91

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First civilian governor of Lagos State, Lateef Jakande is dead. He died at the age of 91.

The news of his death was announced by the state Governor, Babajide Sanwo-Olu on Thursday.

The governor wrote on his Twitter handle:

“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.”

Jakande, a former journalist, served as the first civilian governor of Lagos state from 1979 to 1983. He later was appointed as a Minister of Works under the Sani Abacha military regime (1993–98).

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