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Methodist Church hails Jakande’s virtues



Nigerian leaders have been enjoined to emulate the late first civilian governor of Lagos State, Alhaji Lateef Jakande’s transparent and sacrificial life. They were also reminded to discharge their responsibilities with the fear of God, just like the former governor while in office.

The Archbishop of Lagos Methodist Church Nigeria, His Grace, Most Rev Dr. Isaac Ayobami Olawuyi spoke during his visit to the late elder statesman’s residence in Lagos.

Accompanied by his wife, Sister Funmi Olawuyi and other notable Executive Council of the Light Bearers, Wesley Cathedral Olowogbowo, Lagos, others in the entourage included Evangelist James Olufemi Caulrick; Presbyter, Wesley Cathedral Olowogbowo, Lagos, Very Rev John Olanwaju Solubi; Conference Public Relations Officer, Methodist Church Nigeria, Brother Aramide Tola Noibi; Sister Olusola Okedairo; Sister Iyabo Lawal and Archbishop’s Chaplain, Rev Festus Fadele, among others.


Olawuyi, who eulogised Jakande’s contributions, said the former governor made life better for Lagosians. “Alhaji Jakande was never reckless. He lived in his Ilupeju personal house and used his personal car all through the period he was governor. He was honest and feared God.”

He called on those in authority to always identify with the late Jakande’s family.

Responding, Alhaja Abimbola Jakande appreciated the encomiums poured on her late husband, whom the Archbishop gladly referred to as Baba Kekere of the late sage.

Aramide Tola Noibi also acknowledged the late Jakande’s roles in his life and charged other Nigerians to emulate his sacrificial ideals and improve other people’s lives.


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