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Gov. Akinwunmi Ambode of Lagos State on
Sunday expressed sadness over the death
of a former Deputy Governor of the State,
Alhaji Rafiu Jafojo.
In a statement issued by the Chief Press
Secretary to the governor, Mr Habib Aruna,
Ambode described Jafojo’s death as a great
loss to the state.
The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports
that Jafojo, who was deputy governor during
the administration of Alhaji Lateef Jakande,
died on Saturday in his Lagos residence at
the age of 80.
According to the statement, Jafojo’s
contribution to the development of the state
will not be forgotten in a hurry.
“Alhaji Jafojo was part and parcel of an
administration during the Second Republic
that has been widely applauded across
Nigeria for achieving several milestones
which are still being made reference to.
“He was an astute politician who was very
loyal to the development of the state.
“Together with Alhaji Lateef Jakande, they
formed a strong partnership and set the
template for this development ,’’ the
statement quoted Ambode as saying.
He said, “ Jafojo, in spite of his age,
continued to contribute his quota to the
development of the state.
“On behalf of the government and good
people of Lagos State, I want to express our
heartfelt condolence to the family of Alhaji
Jafojo on this great and irreparable loss.
“He surely paid his dues and Lagosians will
always remember him
“The State Government under my
administration will continue to ensure that
the ideals he propagated while alive will
continue to be upheld and improved upon,’’