Lagos State Governor, Mr. Babajide Sanwo-Olu has come out to hail ex-governor of the state, Alhaji Lateef Jakande, on his 91st birthday.
He revealed this via a recent statement issued by his Chief Press Secretary, Mr. Gboyega Akosile.
According to him, Jakande is an elder statesman who is worth celebrating because he has lived a life of consistent commitment to public service.
He added that Lateef actually used his elevated positions for the betterment of the people he served, especially during his tenure as governor of Lagos State.
His words, “Jakande used his elevated positions for the betterment of the people he served, especially during his tenure as governor of Lagos State.”
”Alhaji Jakande’s administration introduced housing and educational programmes that targeted the poor.
“Built new neighbourhood primary and secondary schools and provided free education for all.
”Baba Jakande within his four years in office, established the Lagos State University. His government constructed over 30,000 housing units. The schools and housing units were of great value to the masses.
”Having distinguished himself as ‘Action Governor’, Alhaji Jakande was appointed Minister of Works under the Sani Abacha regime.
”He proved his worth in office by building thousands of housing units in different parts of Nigeria as Federal Low Cost Housing Estates.”
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