As the remains of an icon, former editor of Tribune Newspapers, and the last man standing amongst his contemporaries, Alhaji Lateef Jakande was committed to mother earth on Friday, Celebrity Journal Publishers Association of Nigeria, (CJPAN) has joined other well-meaning Nigerians to mourn his departure.
CJPAN said in a statement signed by its Public Relations Officer, Mr. Sanya Ojo that “we urge our leaders to emulate his lifestyles and pray that the legacies he left behind will not perish. Im the same vein, we pray that God will give his family to fortitude the irreparable loss.”
The Association stated that the late politician lived a simple life having taken Lagos to an enviable position during his tenure, most especially in the areas of education, and housing for the masses.
it could be recalled that the former Lagos State Governor, Alhaji Lateef Jakande died on Thursday 11th February, 2021 at the age of 91. He was born on 23rd July 1929.
Jakande was a Nigerian journalist, who became the governor of Lagos State from 1979 to 1983, and later Minister of Works and Housing under the late military head of state, Gen. Sani Abacha, who ruled Nigeria from 1993 to 1998, when he died suddenly.