Replicate Jakande’s legacies in Lagos, build low-cost houses – Gani Adams to Sanwo-Olu


Aare Onakakanfo of Yorubaland, Iba Gani Adams has urged Lagos Governor, Babajide Sanwo-Olu to replicate the legacies of the late Lateef Jakande.

Adams, the Oodua People’s Congress (OPC) leader, gave the charge on Thursday at the 2021 edition of the Ajagunmale Festival in Lekki.

Jakande implemented free education, increased the number of primary and secondary schools, built Gbagada, Ikorodu General Hospitals and 20 Health Centres.

The former Lagos governor a.k.a. Baba Kekere constructed over 30,000 units in 16 Low-Cost Estates in different parts of the state.

After his death, the All Progressives Congress (APC) leader declared that nobody could match his record.

In his remarks, Adams described Jakande as a selfless leader who took a special interest in the lower class of society.

“The Low-Cost Housing Estates built during Lateef Jakande years are notable and enduring.


“They outlived his administration such that governors that succeeded him benefitted from the achievements.

“I urge Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu to look beyond today and build legacies that will live after him.”

The Yoruba chieftain, however, called for adequate infrastructure to drive the Lekki Free Trade Zone to generate wealth.

“LFTZ has the potentials to fully utilize the investment and tourism potentials to boost the fortunes of Lagos.

“Lagos State Government should turn all the beaches in the state to tourists destinations.

“Government must also provide security for tourists and fun-seekers that visit the beaches”, Adams advised.

Nigerians slammed Sanwo-Olu after the commissioning of Bayview Estate at Ikate Elegushi and urged him to be like Jakande.

The 100-unit apartments are a joint venture between Lagos State Development and Property Corporation and Misa Limited.

Situated behind Enyo Filling Station and beside Stillwaters Garden, each unit reportedly costs between N25 and N50 million.

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