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Lateef Jakande: His 7 Notable Achievements In The Transport Sector In Lagos(pix) by AutoJoshNG: 4:23pm On May 13


Chief Lateef Jakande was born on July 29, 1929. He is currently 89 years old.

He was the first Democratic governor of Lagos state. His tenure lasted only four (4) years.


He served as Governor between October 1979 and December 1983.

He was a journalist who was later appointed the editor-in-chief of the Tribune by the owner, Chief Obafemi Awolowo.

Jakande later became actively involved in politics and became a member of the defunct Obafemi Awolowo-founded Unity Party of Nigeria (UPN).


Encouraged by Awolowo, he ran for election as the executive governor of Lagos State in 1979.As the Governor of Lagos state, he religiously implemented the four cardinal programmes of UPN.


As a result of his administrative philosophies, he was widely considered as the younger version of the sage, Obafemi Awolowo. Hence, he was famously referred to as “Baba Kerere” (Junior Awo).




He introduced housing and educational programs targeting the poor, building new neighbourhood primary and secondary schools and providing free primary and secondary education.

His government established a singular school system and ensured genuine free education in Lagos State and the beneficiaries of this policy are in different positions of eminence in the country and around the world.

His government raised the primary schools in Lagos State to 812 with 533,001 pupils (against 605 primary schools with 434,545 pupils he met in 1979) and secondary schools to 223 with 167,629 students (against 105 schools with 107,835 students in 1979).

His government constructed 11, 729 classrooms with a maximum of 40 children per class between March and August 1980, by 1983, he had constructed over 22,000 classrooms.

He established the Lagos State University.

His government built the current Lagos State Secretariat. The Secretariat houses all the state ministries as well as the popular roundhouse hitherto occupied by all subsequent governors of the state.

His administration built the Lagos State House of Assembly complex in Alausa, Ikeja.

His government established the Lagos State Television (LTV) and Lagos Radio,

He established the Lagos State University, General Hospitals, Teacher Training College and the College of Education, Waste Disposal Board,

His administration also established the Water Management Board and constructed the Adiyan Water Works (to increase water supply in the state to 18.16 million litres per day).

His government modernized and expanded the Iju Water Works which was first commissioned in 1915. This increased daily capacity from 159 million to 204 million litres per day.

His government established the Electricity Board for Rural Electrification with the provision of streetlights.

His government took over the ownership and financing of Lagos State Printing Corporation in July 1980.

His government established the first State Traffic Management Authority (Road Marshals).

His government established small scale Industries Credit Scheme which preceded the EKO bank.

His government established LASACO Insurance.

His government expanded the existing market and built new ones.

His government established Traditional Medicine Board.

Jakande’s government constructed over 30,000 housing units. The schools and housing units were built cheaply but were of great value.

For instance, his government built low-cost houses in Ijaiye, Dolphin, Oke-Afa, Ije, Abesan, Iponri, Ipaja, Abule Nla, Epe, Amuwo-Odofin, Anikantamo, Surulere, Iba, Ikorodu, Badagry, Isheri/Olowu, Orisigun etc.

He also completed the construction of the General Hospital in Gbagada and Ikorodu and built about 20 health centres within the state.

He established 23 local government councils which were later disbanded by the military.

Jakande exemplified a modest lifestyle.

As Governor, he refused to move into the opulent comforts of the governor’s official residence. As a state governor, he lived in his private residence in Ilupeju, his modest home surrounded by other homes. And he commuted to work in his private Toyota sedan.

Till date, he lives in his one-storey building at Ilupeju. His Number 2 Bishop Street, Ilupeju residence is devoid of the paraphernalia expected in a former governor’s residence, especially one of such status.

He tenure lasted for just 4 years. His achievements within those two years are considered by many as unrivalled by any administration after him.

In the transport sector, below are a few of his achievements during his four-year stint as the Governor of Lagos state.






Road Construction/Rehabilitation:



Lateef Jakande constructed, rehabilitated and resurfaced the following roads:

Epe/Ijebu-Ode Road
Oba Akran Avenue
Toyin Street, Ikeja
Town Planning Way
Alimosho-Idimu-Egbe Road
Idimu-Iba-LASU Road
Victoria Island/Epe Road
New Secretariat road, among others.



Giant Car Crusher Equipment



His government purchased and commissioned the giant car crusher equipment. The equipment was designed specifically to crush derelict vehicles in Lagos State. It had the capacity to crush 45 vehicles per day.




Asphalt Plant For Department of Public Works



The Government of Lateef Jakande established an Asphalt Plant for the Department of Public Works (now Lagos State Public Works Corporation (LSPWC). This was done to ensure the regular and easy maintenance of the roads.



5. Multi-Modal Transport System




In July 1983, two commercial passenger boats christened “Baba Kekere and Itafaji” to run the Mile 2 – Marina (CMS) route via the lagoons were inaugurated by his government to mark the official launch of the Lagos State ferry services.




6. Establishment of the First State Traffic Management Authority (Road Marshals)



The first State Traffic Management Authority (Road Marshal) in Lagos state was established during the administration of Governor Jakande.




7. Lagos Metroline Project




The idea of a metro-line system for Lagos state was first conceived by Governor Lateef Jakande. It became necessary with the exploding population of the state, and the need for a more effective urban mass transit system.

However, the project was cancelled by the General Mohammadu Buhari-led military government after they seized power on the 31 December 1983.





Source:

https://autojosh.com/lateef-jakande-his-7-notable-achievements-in-the-transport-sector-in-lagos-state/

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Re: Lateef Jakande: His 7 Notable Achievements In The Transport Sector In Lagos(pix) by HospitalityDiva(f): 4:24pm On May 13
Wow.

Recent governors now celebrate the repainting, re-surfacing, remodeling and expanding the projects done by this man.

Even sadder, Lagos, then, was no where richer than how it is today.

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Re: Lateef Jakande: His 7 Notable Achievements In The Transport Sector In Lagos(pix) by tillaman(m): 4:35pm On May 13
Way to go Pops! You have left your foot print on the sand of time!

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Re: Lateef Jakande: His 7 Notable Achievements In The Transport Sector In Lagos(pix) by steeltu(m): 4:51pm On May 13
sad
Re: Lateef Jakande: His 7 Notable Achievements In The Transport Sector In Lagos(pix) by yemaldo(m): 4:54pm On May 13
And that's just transport sector alone fa(all that in 4 yrs), lateef jakande is the best Lagos state governor ever

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Re: Lateef Jakande: His 7 Notable Achievements In The Transport Sector In Lagos(pix) by allsaint2000: 6:04pm On May 13
Thank you Autojosh for the history lessons.

This will help expose some pretenders that have been camouflaging as achievers.

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Re: Lateef Jakande: His 7 Notable Achievements In The Transport Sector In Lagos(pix) by Naijaphobia(m): 8:50pm On May 13
His government greatest mistake was to provide honey on Western enclave without adéquate provisions for lizards to checkmate the excesses of Eastern ants after their mass exodus from the land of holocauste.

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Re: Lateef Jakande: His 7 Notable Achievements In The Transport Sector In Lagos(pix) by INTEGRITYA1(m): 8:50pm On May 13
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Re: Lateef Jakande: His 7 Notable Achievements In The Transport Sector In Lagos(pix) by GentleMoney: 8:50pm On May 13
Thanks AutoJosh for sharing..
God Bless Lagos State..

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Re: Lateef Jakande: His 7 Notable Achievements In The Transport Sector In Lagos(pix) by Casptainspecial: 8:55pm On May 13
Jakande estate is named after him

History will always remember ur meritorious achievements

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Re: Lateef Jakande: His 7 Notable Achievements In The Transport Sector In Lagos(pix) by RexTramadol1(m): 8:56pm On May 13
Humano politiciano

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Re: Lateef Jakande: His 7 Notable Achievements In The Transport Sector In Lagos(pix) by fredoooooo: 8:56pm On May 13
Anytime I hear your name sir , it's only prayer that comes from my heart to you ...
Baba Aro yin dara , Osan yin sunwon, Ale yin a sanyin ju Owuro lo ...
Thank you sir for all you did in Lagos state ...

To the rest of you politicians what you do today will attract either a prayer or a curse in the future ...E se re o

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Re: Lateef Jakande: His 7 Notable Achievements In The Transport Sector In Lagos(pix) by bolafez(m): 8:58pm On May 13
autojosh what's your work sef? Explorer, you are sleeping these days oo

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Re: Lateef Jakande: His 7 Notable Achievements In The Transport Sector In Lagos(pix) by adam4success(m): 8:58pm On May 13
Wow.just 4 years.This is the type of leader we want ooo.just imagine he is d president.

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Re: Lateef Jakande: His 7 Notable Achievements In The Transport Sector In Lagos(pix) by KingLennon(m): 9:01pm On May 13
When other countries are building super highways. Nigeria and mediocrity...
Re: Lateef Jakande: His 7 Notable Achievements In The Transport Sector In Lagos(pix) by realborn(m): 9:02pm On May 13
This is the true definition of non-self-seeking and qualitative selfless service during and post service.

Pa Jakande should be the reference for superlative governance in Africa. This article is timely. A new dispensation beckons in few days. I sincerely pray Sanwo-Olu will transcend and surpass this record.

I seek for greater wisdom and impact oh Lord.

Thanks Autojosh (you are indeed a very rare role model in an age of absolute unbridled mediocrity). I love all your articles.

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Re: Lateef Jakande: His 7 Notable Achievements In The Transport Sector In Lagos(pix) by xarm(m): 9:02pm On May 13
History for the self acclaimed developer.

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Re: Lateef Jakande: His 7 Notable Achievements In The Transport Sector In Lagos(pix) by Chumani(f): 9:06pm On May 13
Jakande Schools
Jakande estate
Jakande bus-stop

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Re: Lateef Jakande: His 7 Notable Achievements In The Transport Sector In Lagos(pix) by Tokziby: 9:09pm On May 13
All these achievement in just 4 years shocked

16yrs of Pdp or apc can hardly match this humongous achievement, ordinary housing unit of 5000 sef dem never build both state and federal combined in the past four years talkless of 30,000 sad

Common pipe burn water we no get again despite lagos being an Island.
Imagine this Baba contested for presidency in 1999, where we for be today??

May God continue to bless u Baba kekere

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Re: Lateef Jakande: His 7 Notable Achievements In The Transport Sector In Lagos(pix) by Joromi12: 9:10pm On May 13
His jakande estates showed he was a good man. Ambo and fashola wetin una do

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Re: Lateef Jakande: His 7 Notable Achievements In The Transport Sector In Lagos(pix) by drlaykay(m): 9:13pm On May 13
This is the best Governor in the world of all time

God bless you sir. May your lineage never lack.

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Re: Lateef Jakande: His 7 Notable Achievements In The Transport Sector In Lagos(pix) by crazyABO(m): 9:16pm On May 13
Is Buhari part somepeople will hold onto I know grin

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Re: Lateef Jakande: His 7 Notable Achievements In The Transport Sector In Lagos(pix) by plaindealer: 9:16pm On May 13












I don't know about Jakande's Asphalt Plant, but the only Asphalt plant I know was built and commissioned by Fashola in Imota, Ikorodu back in 2014.


The one you posted is a stock internet picture..
Re: Lateef Jakande: His 7 Notable Achievements In The Transport Sector In Lagos(pix) by crazyABO(m): 9:17pm On May 13
GentleMoney:
Thanks AutoJosh for sharing..
God Bless Lagos State..
you have seen something to cry with ba BUHARI regime stopped him bla bla tongue

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Re: Lateef Jakande: His 7 Notable Achievements In The Transport Sector In Lagos(pix) by crazyABO(m): 9:17pm On May 13
Two governors lagos can never get back is jakande and Fashola angry

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Re: Lateef Jakande: His 7 Notable Achievements In The Transport Sector In Lagos(pix) by Toks2008(m): 9:19pm On May 13
yemaldo:
And that's just transport sector alone fa(all that in 4 yrs), lateef jakande is the best Lagos state governor ever

No one dares argue this.

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Re: Lateef Jakande: His 7 Notable Achievements In The Transport Sector In Lagos(pix) by omocalabar(m): 9:20pm On May 13
Lateef Jakande had 1001 achievement , unlike the frogged-eye kleptomaniac at Bourdillon

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Re: Lateef Jakande: His 7 Notable Achievements In The Transport Sector In Lagos(pix) by omocalabar(m): 9:20pm On May 13
He deserves our applause
Re: Lateef Jakande: His 7 Notable Achievements In The Transport Sector In Lagos(pix) by Follygunners: 9:22pm On May 13
Rubbish! Stop celebrating mediocrity, abeg. angry

What achievement, abeg? You Nigerians are the major creators of ur own problems. You adulate these corrupt Politicians for doing their jobs. He didn't use his personal funds for these projects. He used the public funds meant for us all. angry

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