Lawan made the remark after a formal announcement of Jakande’s death by Sen. Solomon Adeola (APC, Lagos) during plenary on Wednesday.
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Whenever history repeats itself for good, cymbals accompany resounding ovations – like the joy of a soccer cup game win. But, oftentimes when history catches man on the wrong foot, grief trails destruction – like the outstanding incompetence of the retired Major General Muhammadu Buhari’s regime in securing lives and property.
Makinde, in a statement by his Special Assistant (Print Media), Moses Alao, in Ibadan, described the late politician as one of the last set of true progressives to govern in the Nigerian political firmament.
Prince Oyinlola, in a statement on Thursday on the death of the first civilian governor of Lagos State, described the deceased as a true definition of a progressive, who was honest to the values he espoused.
The Speaker said he was personally touched by the death of Jakande, whom he described as a man of peace, who lived all his life serving humanity.
Jakande was Lagos governor between October 1, 1979 and December 31, 1983.
Femi Adesina, the president’s spokesman, in a statement in Abuja on Thursday, said Buhari stated this in a condolence message to the family, friends and associates of the elder statesman.
This is contained in a statement signed by the National President of the NUJ, Chris Isiguzo, in Abuja.
This is contained in a statement signed by Francis Nwosu, the Executive Secretary of NPC, on Thursday in Abuja.
The News Agency of Nigeria reports that Pa Jakande, the first Executive Governor of Lagos State and a former Minister of Works and Housing, died on Thursday in Lagos at the age of 91.
The governor, in a statement by his Chief Press Secretary, Rafiu Ajakaye, described Jakande’s death as the end of an era of progressive politics, people-centred governance and prudent management of public resources.
Jebe , alongside the third son of the late Jakande, Seyi Jakande, who was receiving sympathisers at the family’s house on behalf of the state and family, said that the venue for late Jakande’s internment would be announced soon.
With case studies from Curitiba & Quito in Brazil, TransMilenio in Bogota, Columbia and other successful BRT operations in Europe, the Integrated Transport Planning Limited in partnership with Sub Sahara Africa Transport Planning, under the guidance of the Lagos Metropolitan Area Transport Authority, came up with the Lagos BRT-LITE Scheme covering a distance of 22km from Ketu on the Mainland to CMS in Marina on the Island.
The party however noted that the ordeal should be blamed on President Muhammadu Buhari who, in 1985, terminated the initial Lagos Metro Rail Line project started by the government of Alhaji Lateef Jakande to facilitate mass transportation within Lagos, as Nigeria’s commercial nerve center, and surrounding cities
The Wole Soyinka Centre for Investigative Journalism has invited entries from Nigerian professional journalists or team of journalists, full-time or part-time, for the 14th edition of the Wole Soyinka Award for Investigative Reporting.
Contemporary crop of leaders have valuable lessons to be drawn from the personal life and leadership qualities of Alhaji Lateef Jakande, Lagos State Governor, Babajide Sanwo-Olu, said on Tuesday in a glowing tribute to his predecessor and first civilian governor of the State.
The first Civilian Governor of Lagos State, Alhaji Lateef Jakande, was on Tuesday conferred with honorary award by Adeniran Ogunsanya College of Education, Ijanikin, Lagos State.
The Vice President, Prof Yemi Osinbajo, on Thursday paid a courtesy visit to the first Executive Governor of Lagos State, Alhaji Lateef Jakande.
Agbaje promised to follow in the footsteps laid by Second Republic Governor of Lagos State, Alhaji Lateef Jakande, whom he praised for making landmark innovations in the educational system and provision of infrastructure like potable water and roads.
Aged 78, Idris battled stroke in the last 10 years before he gave up the ghost at his Lekki Phase 1 residence, his wife, Muyinat, told NAN.