Ex-Gov. Jakande to be buried today


The late former governor of Lagos State, Alhaji Lateef Jakande, will be buried today.

Jakande, who ruled the state from October 1, 1979, to December 31, 1983, died on Thursday.

He was 91.

The ex-governor’s Committee of Friends announced the burial arrangement in a statement on Thursday.

The statement was signed by a former Vice-Chancellor of Lagos State University, Prof. Abisogun Leigh, Alhaja Latifat Gbajabiamila, Prince Bayo Oshiyemi, Mrs. Omolara Abeke Vaugh, Alhaja Gani Owolabi Dada, and Kamal Giwa.

According to the statement, pre-burial prayers will take place at the ex-governor’s residence at the Ilupeju area of the state.

The statement read: “The committee of friends LKJ, first civil Governor of Lagos State, wishes to announce the passing of our dear leader, the Baba Kekere of Lagos, Alhaji Chief Lateef Kayode Jakande, at the age of 91 years. The sad incident happened on Thursday, February 11, 2021

“The burial arrangements are as follows – Pre-Burial prayers at number 2, Bishop Street Ilupeju, Lagos State, on Friday, February 12, 2021, at 9:00 a.m.

“Interment at Volts and Gardens, Ikoyi, at 4:00 p.m. Friday, February 12, 2021.”

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