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31 October 2019

Sanwo-Olu mourns ex-Lagos military gov, Mobolaji Johnson

Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu of Lagos State has commiserated with the family of the former military governor of the state, Brigadier Mobolaji Johnson (retd), who died on Wednesday at 83.

In a statement signed by his Chief Press Secretary, Mr. Gboyega Akosile, Sanwo-Olu described “the late Gen. Johnson as a complete gentleman and officer. A dedicated Lagosian.

Johnson’s was the first Military Governor of Lagos State from May 1967 to July 1975.

He said, ‘‘Although General Mobolaji Johnson has gone to be with his Lord and Creator, the memories of great accomplishments he left behind will linger on forever. One remembers how the late General Johnson’s administration worked with other seasoned professionals to establish five Government Colleges and Housing Estates, which were commissioned by the then Head of State, General Yakubu Gowon, within one year of his administration. This, to me, is the hallmark of service and has remained a benchmark for successive administrations in the state.’’

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