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LASU Honours Jakande At 90


The Lagos State University (LASU), Faculty of Arts yesterday honoured one time Governor of Lagos State, Alhaji Kayode Lateef Jakande with a lecture as he turns 90-years-old.


The lecture which was themed ‘Lateef Kayode Jakande: A Phenom of Administration in Lagos State was delivered by Prof. Kareem H. Danmole from Al-Hikmah University, Ilorin in Kwara state.


The former Governor was named after the longest road in the institution by the Governing Council.

Lagos State Former Governor, Alhaji Lateef Jakande
Lagos State Former Governor, Alhaji Lateef Jakande

The Vice Chancellor of LASU, Prof. Olanrewaju Fagbohun, in his speech, described Jakande as the pillar behind the Lagos State University.

“In 1983, Jakande had the opportunity to cast a stone across the waters. He did that so well that all of us today are beneficiaries of that vision. He conceived and signed into law the bill that brought the creation of LASU.

“The creation of the university positively impacted the lives of many,” the Vice Chancellor stated.


“If this genius of ideas did not conceive of LASU, what would have become the faith of these ones? You are revered as an example of public administration. Your name will continue to resonate in the annals of our University, Prof. Fagbohun stated.


According to Prof. Danmole, no Government has touched the lives of downtrodden like Alhaji Jakande.

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He described the former governor as a man who used his life to serve Lagos state and Nigeria as a whole.

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