The Lagos State Ministry of Tourism, Arts and Culture said on Wednesday that a monument will be built in honor of a previous governor of the state.
Jakande, who served from 1979 to 1983 and died on February 11, 2021, was the state’s first civilian governor.
‘LASG to construct monument in remembrance of Alhaji Lateef Jakande,’ according to a press release.
As part of the preliminary process, the ministry’s Permanent Secretary, Adenike Adedoyin-Ajayi, and the Director of Monument Management Department, Olatunde Lawal, paid a visit to the Jakande family to seek their buy-in ahead of the initiative’s launch.
Abimbola Jakande and some of her children, including Seyi Jakande, were among the family members.
Speaking to them, Adedoyin-Ajayi said, “We are here to formally inform the family that Governor Sanwo-Olu has approved the erection of a monument of Baba Jakande to immortalise him and to keep his memory alive for everyone, including those yet unborn, so that they recognise and appreciate Baba for his landmark achievements in Lagos State”.
She further revealed that the monument will be constructed in Sura Market in the Ikoyi Obalende Local Council Development Area for public viewing, emphasizing that having an image of Baba Jakande would keep his image entrenched in the minds of locals and tourists alike.