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Late Jakande made ‘affordable accommodation possible’, Twitter users bid farewell


Nigerians have taken to the popular microblogging site, Twitter, to bid farewell to the former Governor of Lagos State, Lateef Jakande.

The elder statesman fondly called Baba Kekere  governed Lagos between October 1, 1979 and December 31, 1983, including the low-cost housing estates popularly known as Jakande estates.

The Lagos State University was birthed during the tenure of late Jakande who was the first civillian governor of the state.

Condolence messages have poured in from a number of Lagosians who have taken to Twitter to bid farewell to the former governor who died at the age of 91 on THursday, February 11, 2021.

One user Sylvia Osakuade – @krestapure said, “To all of us who once lived or still living in Jakande estate scattered round Lagos, #Lateef Jakande is the man who made that affordable accommodation possible. We give him our last respect as he journeys to the great beyond . Thank you sir.”

“Many parents and civil servants were able to own blocks of flat because of this visionary leader. So sad to see that after him none has been able to replicate his kind gestures. Farewell Sir.”

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