Tribute to Alhaji Lateef Kayode Jakande, By Prince Lekan Fadina



One of the sons of Nigeria and Africa is dead . Alhaji Lateef Kayode Jakande(LKJ) was a man of history.l had the privilege of being the Chairman of the Committee of the Review of Parastatal Organizations in Lagos State -(Jakande’s Administration 1979-1983.)

History will remember him as the best Governor of time because of commitment to humanity.He performed excellently and with distinction. records of performances are available for all to see.

He was on helping others more than helping himself .He was a true leader that goes beyond shallow thinking, personal tastes and comfort zones.

He was an accomplished journalist ,politician and a leader who understood and appreciated the need for sacrifice and service to others.

He showed by actions, l have evidences, that there is joy in sacrificing for and serving others.
He proved beyond any doubt that”service to humanity is the greatest service of all.”
Alhaji kept faith religiously with the Almighty and the people.

He gave all to Lagos and l believe history will have a place for him.He lived in house at llupeju, Lagos, Lagos through period as the Executive Governor of Lagos and used his own car as his official car.

May Allah SWT bless him, forgive him sins and grant him Alhajana.

I that God will continue to guide his and give them the grace to manage the loss and may He comfort them.Alhaja thank you and may God reward you abundantly for all you did.

Nigeria has lost one of her devoted citizens.

Prince Lekan Fadina
Managing Director and Chief Executive
Knowledge Hub Nigeria