The Lagos State chapter of the All Progressives Congress (APC) has described the death of the first Executive Governor of the state, Alhaji Lateef Kayode Jakande, as a collosal loss not only to the Progressives family but also the state and the nation at large, reports The Gazelle News.com.
This was the submission of the party via a press statement signed by its Publicity Secretary in the state, Seye Oladejo.
Below is the full statement from the party:
Lagos APC mourns the passage of the elder statesman, an administrator per excellence and the first civilian governor of Lagos State, Alhaji Lateef Kayode Jakande.
His passage at this time is a colossal loss not only to the progressive family but also the entire state and our nation in general.
His landmark achievements as an astute administrator in the governance of Lagos State in the areas of education, housing, health-care and social infrastructure remain enduring legacies in his memory.
His demise at this trying time in the history of our nation when his rich experience would’ve been handy to resolve our national challenges is regrettable.
We pray that Almighty Allah will forgive his short-comings, grant him eternal rest and the entire family, immediate and political, the fortitude to bear the great loss.
Lagos APC Spokesman.