President Muhammadu Buhari has sent felicitations to former Governor of Lagos State, Alhaji Lateef Kayode Jakande, who turns 90 on July 23, 2019.
He congratulated him for courage in pursuing a vibrant career in journalism and leaving a lasting legacy in politics and governance.
In a statement by his spokesman, Femi Adesina, President Buhari hailed 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 extols Alhaji 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 that 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 Alhaji Jakande good health and strength to keep inspiring young leaders and serving humanity”, the statement added.