Former Governor of Ogun, Segun Osoba has described the death of Alhaji Lateef Jakande as a great loss to the country, saying he would be remembered in history as a personification of the best in Journalism and a political colossus.
Osoba stated this in a statement he personally signed and made available to newsmen in Abeokuta.
He added that Jakande singlehandedly founded both the Nespapers Proprietors Association of Nigeria and the Nigerian Institute of Journalism.
The former governor of Ogun hinted that late Jakande was the first black African Chairman of the International Press Institute made up of Publishers and Editors all over the world.
“He was a foundation member of both the Nigeria Union of Journalists and Guild of Editors.
“An astute politician who left giant footprints wherever he had the opportunity to serve at State and Federal level.
“As Governor of Lagos State , he ran a daily “Political Clinic”, where citizens committed him on issues.
“In Yoruba parlance- Iroko Tree as well as an Elephant has fallen. God grant him eternal rest,” he said.
OgunToday reports that late Jakande died in the early hours of Thursday at aged 91