Former Lagos state governor, Alhaji Lateef Jakande has died at the age of 91.
Jakande, a former journalist died on Thursday morning in Lagos.
He became governor of Lagos State from 1979 to 1983 on the platform of the Unity Party of Nigeria, UPN.
He was charged, prosecuted and convicted of treason when the military government headed by Muhammadu Buhari took over in 1983 but, was later pardoned.
He later emerged Minister of Works under the Sani Abacha military regime (1993–98).
As a journalist, the late governor first worked with the Daily Service and then in 1953, joined the Nigerian Tribune where he rose to become the Editor-in-Chief.
He left Tribune in 1975 and established John West Publications on whose platform he published The Lagos News.
Alhaji Jakande fondly called Baba Kekere was also the first President of the Newspaper Proprietors Association of Nigeria, NPAN.
Born in Epetedo area of Lagos State on July 23, 1929, Jakande’s parents hailed from Omu-Aran in present-day Kwara State.