President Muhammadu Buhari has felicitated with the former Governor of Lagos state, Alhaji Lateef Kayode Jakande, who turns 90 on July 23, 2019.
The president congratulated him for his courage in pursuing a vibrant career in journalism and leaving a lasting legacy in politics and governance.
He said the celebrant’s sacrifice and large-heartedness saw the implementation of many developmental projects in Lagos state such as free education and low cost housing, with many beneficiaries.
The president also extolled Jakande for his liberal and progressive policies in education and health, which culminated in the establishment of Lagos State University and General Hospitals in Gbagada and Ikorodu, and health centres that catered for the poor and underprivileged.
He said his leadership style was truly people focused and divinely inspired to bring succour to many.
As he turns a nonagenarian, the president commended Jakande’s patriotism, foresight, wisdom and counsels, stressing that he etched his name in gold for posterity by making the most out of every opportunity, and should be studied and emulated by upcoming leaders.
The president prayed that the almighty God would grant Alhaji Jakande good health and strength to keep inspiring young leaders and serving humanity.