Senators from Lagos State on Wednesday urged President Muhammadu Buhari to name the Gwarimpa Estate in the Federal Capital Territory, after a former governor of the state, the Late Lateef Jakande.
The senators made the call in a point of order presented by the lawmaker representing Lagos West Senatorial District, Solomon Adeola, at plenary.
They noted that Jakande, as Minister of Works and Housing, conceptualised the construction of the estate considered to be the largest in West Africa.
Senator Adeola, while rising under Order 43, said: “To his credit as Minister of Works are the largest housing estate in Africa, the Gwarimpa Housing Estate which he fully conceptualized before he was changed as well as Lugbe Housing Estate in the Federal Capital Territory, Abuja”.
Senate President Ahmad Lawan described Jakande as a progressive leader who used his positions as governor of Lagos State and Minister of Works to change the lives of Nigerians.