An account of Honourable Comrade Joseph Evah
ALHAJI JAKANDE FREE EDUCATION FOR NON-INDIGENES IN THE I980S HAS PRODUCED OVER 20,000 PROFESSIONALS FORM NIGERDELTA TODAY.HE ESTABLISHED OVER 250 PRIMARY AND SECONDARY SCHOOLS IN AREAS HIGHLY POPULATED BY NIGERDELTANS.
HE DIED AT 91YEARS.MAY GODBLESS HIS SOUL…When Jakande emerged as governor in 1979.His educational policies focus on the welbing of the poor and equal opportunities for all citizens.
As Former Nigeria Capital, Lagos has the highest population of South-South people outside our homeland. Some part of Lagos are regarded as South-South people Zones, Such as- Ajegunle, Kirikiri, Boundary, Ajagbandi, Takwa-bay, Maroko,Epe,Ayetoro, Badia, Amukoko, Orile, Willima, Tina-Island, Igbolojo, Itokin, Tounkarimo, Alaba-Suru, Orege, Ogbowanko, Mazamaza, Tedi, Sibiri, Makoko,Ajeromi etc..Jakande visited all the areas dominated by our people, and assured the people of equal opportunities in education,Heath,social amenities.
He fulfilled all within 4years,Laying solid foundation for the growth of Lagos as Africa leading economy.. After leaving office, I follow him, to appreciate this Uncommon Nigerian, on behalf Niger-Delta people. I sponsor the students union government of Lagos State university JAKANDE DAY OF HONOUR , the university he founded to mark his 82nd Birthday.
The event was attended by Jakande and his wife, among other efforts to honour him. pls God give us more patriotic JAKANDES to save NIGERIA…