Remembering Jakande a year later — Sunday Magazine — The Guardian Nigeria News – Nigeria and World News
• The family launches the Foundation to perpetuate their legacy
As part of the year-long remembrance commemoration activities of the first Civil Governor of Lagos State, Alhaji Lateef Kayode Jakande, the family unveiled the Lateef Kayode Jakande (LKJ) Foundation to continue their charitable deeds.
Jakande died in 2021, aged 91.
Speaking at a special prayer session hosted by the family, Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu, who was represented by his deputy, Dr. Kadri Obafemi Hamzat, said the indelible legacy of the deceased should never be forgotten. , for its monumental progress in development has made so many influential people in the state.
Sanwo-Olu, a patron of the foundation, said only God knows where he would have ended up if not for Jakande’s educational programs for the poor, the construction of new neighborhood primary and secondary schools, and free primary and secondary education.
Senator Tinubu, who represents Lagos Central while praising Jakande, described him as “a great father and mentor; a man who worked tirelessly and effortlessly to realize his legacy in the country. I pray that his children can follow his path and imbibe their father’s legacy,” she said.
A former member of the House of Representatives and son of the late former governor, Deji Jakande, who thanked the participants, however informed that the foundation existed before their father passed away.
According to him, the foundation has so far helped the needy, orphans, widows, physically handicapped and people with health problems.
Vice President, Odi Olowo LCDA, Seyi Jakande emphasized that his father’s legacy will continue as his inedible footprints should not be forgotten.
“We believe that by remembering him today, his legacy must continue and we will ensure the continuity of this foundation.”
On his part, Imam Hakeem Kosoko, who said that Jakande had done a lot for the country, prayed that Allah would reward him abundantly.
“When Baba was alive, he had a foundation named Alhaji Lateef Kayode Jakande Help Foundation. Baba did not like calling people to contribute to the foundation. All the charity he did came from the little he earned. helped the needy, widows and the poor, but today it is no more, so the children decided to continue with the foundation and use it to help those in need.
The special prayer was honored by eminent personalities, including Senators Oluremi Tinubu, Musiliu Obanikoro and Ganiu Solomon; Alhaji Tanko Yakasai; Iyalode of Lagos, Alhaja Bintu Tinubu; Sheikh Muyideen Bello; the Chief Imam of Lagos, Sheikh Sulaimon Abou-Nolla; wife of former state governor, Dame Emmanuela Fashola and former governor of Ogun State, Olusegun Osoba among others.