Fellows of the Lateef Jakande Leadership Academy (LJLA) recently paid a formal visit to the residence of the Late former Governor of Lagos State, Alhaji Lateef Jakande, to explore the historical legacy and political landscape that shaped his leadership journey.
During the visit, Alhaja Abimbola Jakande, the widow of the late icon, led the Fellows on a tour of the facility to explore the former governor’s memorabilia and archives, guiding them through a visual journey of political milestones and community initiatives, while also sharing cherished memories of her late husband’s commitment to public service and the enduring impact of his policies on the community.
The Fellows engaged in an interactive discussion with Hon. Seyi Jakande, Son of the former Governor and the current vice-chairman for Odiolowo/Ojuwoye Local Council Development Area (LCDA), who explained the challenges and triumphs that defined the former Governor’s tenure.
“My father’s legacy extends beyond policies and programmes; it resides in the hearts of the people he served. His eloquence and empathy brought solace to the afflicted and sparked inspiration in the hearts of people”, he added.
Thereafter, Fellows of the Academy attended the Fifth Edition of the Annual Lateef Jakande Lecture series on Housing, which sought to provide an opportunity for stakeholders to take an unvarnished look at transforming the housing industry into a workable programme that benefits Lagos Residents and Nigeria as a whole.
The Governor of Lagos State, Mr. Babajide Sanwo-Olu, who was represented by the Commissioner for Housing, Hon. Moruf Akinderu-Fatai described the late Alhaji Lateef Jakande as an icon, astute politician and a role model.
He said: “Among his many sterling achievements, is his indelible legacy in the provision of mass housing in Lagos, which has been our guiding light and we are committed to maintaining his vision towards making Lagos a haven for its residents”.
The Executive Secretary of LJLA, Mrs. Ayisat Agbaje-Okunade stated that the Learning visit not only provided historical context but also instilled a sense of civic duty, inspiring the Fellows to imbibe the legacy of leadership and service.