President Buhari congratulates former Lagos Governor at 90

Timothy Choji Abuja 

former Governor of Lagos State, Lateef Jakande.

President Muhammadu Buhari has felicitated with former Governor of Lagos State, Lateef Jakande, who turned 90 on July 23, 2019,

President Buhari congratulated Jakande for courage in pursuing a vibrant career in journalism and leaving a lasting legacy in politics and governance.

President Buhari joins family, friends, professional and political associates in celebrating the milestone with the former Governor and Minister of Works, whose sacrifice and large-heartedness saw the implementation of many developmental projects in Lagos, like free education and low cost housing, with many beneficiaries.

The President extolled Jakande for his liberal and progressive policies in education and health, which culminated in the establishment of Lagos State University and General Hospitals in Gbagada and Ikorodu, and health centres.

These centres catered for the poor and underprivileged, noting that his leadership style was truly ‘people focused’ and divinely inspired to bring succour to many.

As he turns a nonagenarian, President Buhari salutes the former Governor’s patriotism, foresight, wisdom and counsels, believing that he etched his name in gold for posterity by making the most out of every opportunity, and should be studied and emulated by upcoming leaders.

The President prays that the Almighty God will grant Jakande good health and strength to keep inspiring young leaders and serving humanity.


Sammie Idika