The Lagos State Governor, Akinwunmi Ambode hailed the contributions of the first Civilian Governor of Lagos State, Alhaji Lateef Jakande, aka Baba Kekere recently, in Lagos.
Ambode hails first civilian Governor of Lagos
He also referred to him as a strong pillar behind the other governors of the State in driving good governance, development and progress for all Lagosians.
The event was the celebration of Baba Kekere’s 86th birthday.
Ambode who was represented by the Lagos State Deputy Governor, Dr Idiat Adebule, said “Alhaji Jakande is truly a progressive politician and administrator par excellence. We cannot forget his memorable years of selfless service to the people of Lagos State.He is a selfless leader who has set the precedent for us to follow and we shall not relent until we have surpassed his achievements in providing good governance in the State.‘’
He also referred to him as “a strong pillar behind the other governors of the State in driving good governance, development and progress for all Lagosians.”
Also speaking at the occasion was former Military Governor of Lagos State, Rear Adm. Ndubuisi Kanu (rtd).
Kanu said “Another of his many success stories is in the area of housing. Shelter has been an essential provision to humanity for ages, next only to food. This remarkable achievement of LKJ’s administration was a landmark in the political history of Nigeria. Houses were built for Lagosians and other Nigerian citizens resident in Lagos.”
Adding that “The feat attained by LKJ in building and establishing all the ‘Ile Jakande’ or estates is regarded as a revolution in the history of the building industry and providing houses for the poor masses in Nigeria.”
He also praised Pa Jakande for establishing the Lagos State University (LASU), an institution he said was “established for the purpose of providing a platform for acquisition of tertiary education for indigent students of Lagos.”
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