The first civilian Governor of Lagos State, Alhaji Lateef Jakande, is dead. He died in the early hours of 11th, Thursday February 2021at 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 Lagos 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. Babajide Sanwo-Olu, APC Candidate For Governor Of Lagos State, Visits Oba Oniru For Royal Endorsement
1.He first worked with the Daily Service and then in 1953, joined the Nigerian Tribune where he rose to become the Editor-in-Chief.
2. He left Tribune in 1975, and established John West Publications on whose platform he published The Lagos News
3. He was the first President of the Newspaper Proprietors Association of Nigeria, NPAN.
4. He became governor of Lagos State from 1979 to 1983 on the platform of the Unity Party of Nigeria, UPN.
5. He was Minister of Works under the Sani Abacha military regime from 1993 to 1998.