By Lukman Olabiyi, Lagos
The first civilian Governor of Lagos State, Alhaji Lateef Jakande is dead.
According to a source close to Jakande’s family, the former governor died in the early hours of Thursday at the age of 91.
Jakande, a former journalist, became governor of Lagos State in Nigeria from 1979 to 1983, and later was Minister of Works under the Sani Abacha military regime.
His administration as governor of the state is still revered for the massive infrastructural development recorded during his four-year stint especially the numerous Jakande Estates built across many local governments in the State as well as sterling investment in schools.
Jakande’s death comes just about a month after a former Military Governor of Lagos, Rear Admiral Ndubuisi Kanu also passed away.