How Jakande Died During Breakfast, By Son


Statesmen, politicians, monarchs, top government officials and other eminent Nigerians have paid to the first civilian governor of Lagos State, Alhaji Lateef Kayode Jakande, who passed on Thursday.

The and politician died in his house during breakfast. He was 91.

Jakande was elected Governor in 1979 on the platform of the defunct Unity Party of Nigeria (UPN) led by the late Chief . He was re-elected in 1983 general elections. He also served as Minister of Works and Housing under the Abacha regime.

His son, Deji, a former House of Representatives member, said he showed no sign of illness in the last 24 hours.

In fact, Jakande, fondly called Baba Kekere by admirers, revalidated his membership of the ruling (APC) on Wednesday.
Deji said: “We thank God for his life. He was not sick. He took his pap and crayfish yesterday. He was stil reading his newspapers without glasses.

“We had stopped visitors from going to him because of Covid-19 because he likes shaking people. Today (yesterday), he was about to take his breakfast. Suddenly, he couldn’t breathe again. We called the doctor to come and examine him. That was between 10.30 am and

“Many people have been calling. The Governor, the deputy governor, the party chairman had called. “He will be tomorrow after before 4pm at the Vaults and Gardens, Ikoyi.

Source: The Podium

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