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ICYMI: President Buhari Condoles With Lagos Over Death Of Former Governor

  • President Muhammadu Buhari has expressed his sadness over the demise of the first military governor of Lagos state, Mobolaji Johnson
  • The ex Lagos state number one citizen died at the age of 83

The president made known his condolences via a Press Release issued today.

Below is the Statement:


President Muhammadu Buhari sends condolences to government and people of Lagos State over the death of Brigadier-General Mobolaji Olufunso Johnson (rtd), 83, who was the first Military Governor of Lagos State.

The President commiserates with family members, friends and associates of the former governor, who had a distinguished career in the Nigerian Army, starting out as a cadet in 1959 and retiring in 1975.

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As the first Governor of Lagos State, which was then the Federal Capital Territory, President Buhari affirms that Brigadier-General Johnson laid a solid foundation for the development of infrastructure in the state and provided a good framework for the civil service.

The President notes that the late Johnson’s footprints in promoting education and building durable health system will always be remembered.

President Buhari prays that the almighty God will accept the soul of the departed, while calling on all leaders of the state and citizens to uphold the legacies of discipline and selfless service bequeathed by Brigadier-General Johnson.

Femi Adesina
Special Adviser to the President
(Media & Publicity)
October 31, 2019

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