*Raises alarm over plot to rubbish legacies of late governor
*May mobilise members in statewide protests
A civil rights organisation, the Save Lagos Group (SLG) has decried the refusal of Lagos State Government to rename the Lagos State University (LASU), Ojo after the founder and the first elected Chief Executive of the state, Late Alhaji Lateef Kayode Jakande who passed on recently.
In a statement issued by its Convener, Comrade Adeniyi Alimi Sulaiman in Lagos on Thursday, the Save Lagos Group (SLG) also accused the Governor Babajide Sanwoolu led state government of attempts to play down the landmark achievements of the late Jakande, adding that “We will not hesitate to mobilise our men against the state government should the trend continues.”
Reacting to the passage of the late politician recently, Sulaiman stated that “We are in mourning mode as we speak, Baba Jakande was the founder and the architect of modern Lagos whose contributions to the welfare and wellbeing of Lagos residents cannot be quantified in any way.
“His imprints are scattered all over the state in virtually all facets of human lives but we take consolation in the fact that he lived an impactful life dedicated to the wellbeing of his fellow men. We are also happy that he died at the ripe old age of 91.”
The group however stressed that “Despite the legacies of the late politician, the current ruling political tendency in Lagos has already set in motion machinery to rubbish and downgrade his landmark achievements for reasons best known to them. They (the ruling tendency) demonstrated their disdain for the man while alive and they are doing the same to him even in death.”
Specifically, the Save Lagos Group wondered why the National Leader of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Senator Bola Tinubu has not deemed it fit to visit the family of the deceased to condone it almost a week after his demise