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Buhari Pays Tribute To Jakande Says He Lived For Others

President Muhammadu Buhari has paid glowing tribute to the late former Governor of Lagos State, Chief Lateef Jakande, by saying he “lived for the good of others, state and country, and his legacy of standing for all that was right for humanity would be long remembered.”

The President, in a statement signed by his Special Adviser Media and Publicity  Mr Femi Adesina states: “while condoling with family, friends and associates of the elder statesman, affirms that his imprint on the commercial nerve centre of the country, Lagos State, which was the former National capital, would continue to awe and inspire, reminding everyone of the strength of character and sacrifices of the visionary leader.”

President Buhari noted that Jakande’s contributions as the first civilian Governor of Lagos State and former Minister of Works did a lot to the growth of democracy and good governance in the country, describing him as  “a patriot, whose wisdom will run through generations, especially in putting people first in development plans.”

The President joined government and people of Lagos State, Nigerian Union of Journalists, and Nigerian Guild of Editors, in mourning the veteran journalist, praying that the almighty God will receive his soul and grant him eternal rest.

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