“His demise left me another message in life which is a good name and legacy is far better than riches” – Oluseyi Jakande
The remains of elder statesman and first civilian governor of Lagos State, Alhaji Lateef Jakande, was on Friday interred at the Vaults and Gardens private cemetery Ikoyi, Lagos.
The funeral service was conducted by Islamic scholars and clerics from different communities and mosques in Lagos State, who prayed for the repose of the deceased and family members he left behind.
AS Tinubu, who was governor of Lagos between 1999 and 2007, made the remark in a condolence statement on Thursday in Lagos.
Alhaji Jakande died in the early hours of Thursday at 91.
Asiwaju Tinubu’s statement, titled “We Celebrate, Not Mourn Jakande,” said: “Today, we lost a great soul. Pa Lateef Kayode Jakande exemplified the best of Lagos and Nigeria...