Deji Jakande, son of first civilian governor of Lagos State, Lateef Jakande, on Monday said Nigeria would be a better country if leaders deliver service and shun primitive accumulation.
Deji made the statement while speaking to NAN at a birthday organised to celebrate his father’s 89th birthday in Ilupeju, Lagos.
Jakande, the first civilian governor of the state turned 89 on Monday.
The former governor’s son described his father as a contented man who dedicated his life to serve the people.
“My father is a contented man who is never given to self enrichment. He was committed to the service of the people as governor and gave his best in the service of the state.
“Leaders can emulate this value of contentment and give their best to the service of the people,”, Deji said.
He said that he was proud of his father’s achievements as governor.
The former governor’s son described his father as the best in the world, saying he gave his children a good upbringing.
Deji said he learnt the values of humility and hard work from his father.
“My father is the best father in the world. He gave us everything and nurtured us to who we are today.
“On the occasion of his birthday, I celebrate him and I wish him all the best”, he said.