The Minister for Interior, Ọgbẹni Rauf Arẹgbẹsọla has commiserated with Lagos State Government on the demise of a great national icon, journalist par-excellence and extraordinary administrator, late Chief Lateef Jakande .

Arẹgbẹsọla in a message he personally signed said the departure of the Second Republic Governor of Lagos State filled him with mixed feelings.

” Erin wo! The last of the Titans is gone. The glorious exit of the Second Republic governor of Lagos State, Alhaji Lateef Kayode Jakande, fills me with mixed feelings.

” He was blessed by the almighty with long life and a good and fulfilling life in the service of humanity.

” He has now gone to rest. He finished well. This is a thing of great joy; & it is a great feat we all pray for and seek from God.

” His departure however left a great void, an earthly separation that comes with grief & a helpless sense of the loss of a person of irreplaceable value.

” It is my prayer that Allah will comfort his family and the Lagos State Government on the demise of a great national icon, journalist par-excellence and extraordinary administrator.

” May Allah forgive his misdeeds and grant him Aljannah Firdaus.” Aregbesola wrote.