The first Executive Governor of Lagos State and frontline journalist and founding father of the Nigerian Institute of Journalism, Alhaji Lateef Kayode Jakande, who died on Thursday morning in his residence in Lagos, has been laid to rest.
His burial at Volts and Gardens cemetery on Friday was preceded by pre-burial Islamic prayers at his residence in the Ilupeju area of Lagos State.
His son, Deji, other family members, and lovers cried as his body was being interred after the Muslim prayer by the Chief Imam of Lagos, Abou-Nolla.
Jakande was laid to rest a few minutes to 6 pm amidst tributes from prominent personalities in the country. His body, which arrived at the cemetery at 5:11 pm, was accompanied by the staff of office of the Oba of Lagos, Oba Rilwan Akiolu.
Among the dignitaries present are the Governor of Lagos State, Babajide Sanwo-Olu; Deputy Governor, Obafemi Hamzat; Senator Ibikunle Amosun; and former Ogun State Governor, Olusegun Osoba.