Former President, Chief Olusegun Obasanjo has written an explosive letter to Alhaja Sikirat Abimbola, wife of the late first civilian governor of Lagos, Alhaji Lateef Jakande.
Kemi Filani recalls that Jakande died at the age of 91 on Thursday.
In his condolence letter to the wife of the late first civilian governor, Obasanjo said Jakande deserved all accolades poured on him over his death.
Obasanjo who went down memory lane on the open profession of the late governor stated that his success catapulted him to the height he got to in the public office.
According to him: “He served this nation principally through journalism and through newspaper management before becoming an active politician. It must not be forgotten that he served as an Editor-in-Chief of the NIGERIAN TRIBUNE at a stage in his career where he acquitted himself as a positively-minded, focused, and imaginative personality.
“Indeed, he steered the company to editorial credibility and profitability and this has remained a reference point in the history of the organization till today. It is with similar verve and energy that he pursued his work at John West Publications which was established by him to publish The Lagos News.
“He was a master of the craft of column-writing. He also helped in the professional re-orientation of the younger generation of journalists in all the media organizations he had found himself.
“He would be remembered as a fine journalist and one that was greatly admired by the general public and his peers as a straight-forward and complete gentleman majorly.”