Life and Legacies: Alhaji Lateef Kayode Jakande (1920 – 2021)
By Guardian Exclusive
12 February 2021 | 2:19 pm
The first civilian governor of Lagos, Alhaji Lateef Jakande has died at age 91. Also known as 'Baba Kekere', Pa Jakande was governor of Lagos between October 1, 1979, and December 31, 1983.
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