He was 91 years old before his death. In the early hours of Thursday, February 11, 2021, Lateef Jakande died, according to multiple reports.
His death was confirmed on Twitter by the Lagos State Governor, Babajide Sanwo-Olu.
”With gratitude to God for a worthy life well spent in the service of Lagos State, Nigeria and humanity, I announce the death of a venerable statesman, outstanding politician, public administrator and the first Civilian Governor of Lagos State, Alhaji Lateef Kayode Jakande,”he wrote.
He was a former journalist who, from 1979 to 1983, became the governor of Lagos State. From 1993 to 1998, he also served as the Minister of Works under the Sani Abacha military regime.