Former Governor of Lagos State, Alhaji Lateef Jakande, has reportedly died on Thursday at the age of 91.
Current Governor of Lagos State, Babajide Sanwo-Olu, confirmed the passage of the elder statesman in a statement.
He wrote, “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.
“Baba Jakande’s record of service as a journalist of repute and a leader of remarkable achievements as governor of Lagos State will remain indelible for generations to come.
“His death is a colossal loss and he will be missed.