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Buhari greets Ex-Lagos State Governor, Lateef Jakande at 90

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President Muhammadu Buhari has felicitated with a former Governor of Lagos State, Alhaji Lateef Kayode Jakande, who turns 90 on Tuesday.

Buhari cited programmes, such as free education and low cost housing with many beneficiaries, as some of the legacies of Jakande.

He particularly 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.

The president  also saluted the former governor’s patriotism, foresight, wisdom and counsels, believing 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.

He prayed that the Almighty God to grant the elder statesman good health and strength to keep inspiring young leaders and serving humanity.

Edited by Chukwudi Ekezie

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