The Yoruba World Congress is in a festive and reflective mood as the umbrella body of Yoruba groups and people across the globe celebrates Elder statesman, Journalism Legend and Action Governor the nonagenarian, Alhaji Lateef Kayode Jakande.

Lateef Jakande

In statement signed by the YWC Secretary General Prof Anthony Kila, the Yoruba apex body noted that Pa Lateef Kayode Jakande is an icon that merits a weeklong and even more celebration on his Birthday.

According to the statement “The Yoruba World Congress believes we should celebrate Pa Jakande each day of his life and not just on his birth date for his humongous contributions to Lagos and humanity at large.”

As founder of NUJ and the face of Africa in IPI in Journalism, as an astute politician in politics and as a juggernaut in developmental Governance as action laden Executive Governor of Lagos Lateef Jakande created landmarks that can only be emulated.

Prof Kila noted that Pa LKJ has done so much for Lagos and he has led and managed projects and policies that can inspire politicians and public administrators of good will.

The statement concluded by inviting all Yoruba people to take time to find out and reflect upon the life and achievements of Alhaji Lateef Kayode Jakande, the first executive governor of Lagos State that turned 91 on  23 July.

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