Second Republic governor of Lagos state, Alhaji Lateef Kayode Jakande is dead. He was 91.
Jakande, a former newspaper editor and publisher was governor between 1979 and 1983.
He died at about 8am today, of old age.
Jakande as governor of Lagos, laid the development foundation of the state.
He expanded educational facilities, built more schools and capped them all by establishing the Lagos State University, LASU.
He built hospitals in all local governments in the state.
He also expanded a yet to be matched record in building affordable housing for the people.
Jakande built estates in Alimoso, Isolo, Amuwo-Odofin and other places and offered 30 year mortgage for apartments sold for between N6,000 and N8,000.