Minister of Sate for Health, Dr. Adeleke Olorunnimbe Mamora on Saturday paid a condolence visit to the family of the late first civilian governor of Lagos State, Alhaji Lateef Jakande at the family home in Ilupeju, Lagos.
Mamora stated that he decided to pay the condolence visit in respect of the demise “of our referred leader, Alhaji Lateef Jakande, who died at 91 on February 12th and buried on the13th.”
“Papa as I said earlier, apart from being the first civilian governor of Lagos State, he was a man that was very open to people, and a lot of us could testify to his ability and capacity, particularly, when he was the governor of the state, a very amiable man, who always welcomed everyone.
“When you talk of governance engineering, I would say, he’s a specialist, his governance approach was quite legendary and no wonder all over the state you would see evidences of his footprints from Education, Health, Road Infrastructures, to Housing, Employment and Agricultural settlement and all that, all these were things he achieved under UPN administration.
“Of course, when he became the minister of works, under the military administration, he did so well and he still endeared himself to all, not only to the people of Lagos State but also to others.
“He lived a good life in terms of approach, and everything that he did as a human being are for the records and he lived a very simple life,” Mamora said.
The minister however prayed that the good Lord would uphold the family he left behind, “comfort them and all of us, not just Lagosians but Nigerians, and even beyond, may his legacies continue to inspire all of us.”
The minister was accompanied on the visit by his wife, Olanlesi Mamora.