90th birthday: LASU names campus road after Jakande

The Lagos State University, Ojo, on Monday celebrated the first civilian Governor of Lagos State, Alhaji Lateef Kayode Jakande, on his 90th birthday, naming the longest road on the campus after him.

This gesture took place at a colloquium in honour of the elder statesman, which was organised by the Faculty of Arts, LASU.
The News Agency of Nigeria reports that Jakande conceived the establishment of LASU and signed into law the bill that established the institution on June 13, 1983.
Prof. Hakeem Danmole of the Department of History, Al-Hikmah University, Ilorin, who delivered the anniversary lecture, entitled: “LKJ: A Phenom of Administration in Lagos State”, said that Jakande spent his life serving Lagos State and Nigeria.
Danmole said that Jakande’s vision was ahead of many others.
According to him, the landmark achievements of the Jakande-led administration were yet to be matched by any administration.
“Jakande is an administrator and an innovator per excellence, a state builder and a forthright politician,” Danmole said.
On his parts, Prof. Olanrewaju Fagbohun, Vice-Chancellor, LASU described Jakande as the pillar of the institution.
Fagbohun said that in recognition of the Second Republic Governor, the Governing Council of the university approved the naming of the longest road in the Ojo Campus as “Dr Lateef Kayode Jakande Road”.
He said the name of the former governor would continue to resonate in the annals of the institution, saying “he is truly a man who made the difference in public service.
“The act of Papa Jakande, close to four decades ago, was just one of his many achievements, which positively impacted the fortunes of so many.
“From just three faculties: Education Science, Law and Humanities, 55 academic staff, 37 Administrative and Technical staff and students enrolment of 375 undergraduates, the university has metamorphosed into three major campuses.
NAN reports that the event also featured cutting of birthday cake by Jakande, wife, children and other family members.
(NAN)
Source: Punchng

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