The previous Vice President mentioned this in an announcement by his Particular Assistant on Public Communication, Phrank Shaibu, on Sunday, January 15, 2023.
Recall that Tinubu turned the third civilian Governor within the historical past of Lagos when he assumed workplace on Might 29, 1999, and has had three different successors together with Babatunde Raji Fashola, Akinwunmi Ambode, and the incumbent, Babajide Sanwo-Olu.
Though many of the developments within the state for the reason that flip of the millennium have been credited to Tinubu’s initiatives and reforms, Atiku mentioned the APC Presidential candidate cannot lay declare to being the very best product out of Lagos.
In accordance with Atiku, the late Lateef Jakande stays the very best civilian Governor within the historical past of Lagos attributable to his legacy initiatives together with the low-cost housing estates in varied places throughout the state.
The assertion partly learn: “Tinubu can’t be the very best product from Lagos. That title belongs to the late Lateef Jakande who was a disciple of Chief Obafemi Awolowo. Jakande constructed the Lekki-Epe Expressway from scratch, successfully opening up the Lekki Peninsula axis. Jakande constructed the Alausa Authorities Secretariat and Governor’s Workplace, the Lagos State College (LASU) and the Nigerian Institute of Journalism (NIJ).
“He constructed all of the low-cost housing items in Lagos. A few of the housing items embody low value estates at Amuwo-Odofin, Ijaiye, Dolphin, Oke-Afa, Ije, Abesan, Iponri, Ipaja, Abule Nla, Epe, Anikantamo, Surulere, Iba, Ikorodu, Badagry.
“Jakande constructed all the final hospitals in Gbagada and Ikorodu in addition to LASUTH. He additionally constructed 20 well being centres within the state. Jakande additionally constructed many of the major and secondary colleges in Lagos that also stand in the present day.
“Accessible information said that Jakande constructed 11,000 school rooms between March and August 1980 and by 1983, he had constructed over 22,000 school rooms with 40 pupils per class. The then governor, in exhibiting his ardour for schooling, established a Instructor Coaching School and a School of Training (COE).”
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