Former governor of Lagos State, Alhaji Lateef Jakande, will be buried on Friday.

This development was disclosed by the Committee of Friends of Jakande, who is also the first civilian governor of Lagos State.

According to one of his sons, Deji, Jakande, who was a former journalist, died on Thursday, and will be buried at 4 pm on Friday. He was Lagos State Governor from 1979 to 1983, and later served as Minister of Works under the military government of Gen. Sani Abacha.

It has also been confirmed in statement that there would be pre-burial prayers at the deceased residence at the Ilupeju area of Lagos State.

The former Vice-Chancellor of Lagos State University, Prof. Abisogun Leigh, Kamal Giwa, Prince Bayo Oshiyemi, Alhaji Gani Owolabi Dada, Mrs. Omolara Abeke Vaugh, and Alhaja Latifat Gbajabiamila signed the statement.

The statement read, “The committee of friends LKJ first civil Governor of Lagos State wishes to announce the passing of our dear leader the Baba Kekere of Lagos, Alhaji Chief Lateef Kayode Jakande, at the age of 91 years which sad incident happened on Thursday, February 11, 2021

The burial arrangements are as follows – Pre-Burial prayers at number 2 Bishop Street Ilupeju, Lagos State on Friday 12, February 2021 at 9am.

“Interment at Volts and Gardens Ikoyi at 4 pm Friday 12, February 2021.”