FIRST MILITARY GOVERNOR OF LAGOS, MOBOLAJI JOHNSON, IS DEAD…

Written by on November 1, 2019

PR/OMOLARA OMOSANYA

first military Governor of Lagos State, Brigadier-General Mobolaji Olufunso Johnson,

The first military Governor of Lagos State, Brigadier-General Mobolaji Olufunso Johnson, is dead.

The late Johnson was first appointed by Aguiyi-Ironsi as the administrator of the Federal Capital Territory of Lagos in 1966 and later, Governor of Lagos State by his successor, General Yakubu Gowon.

Johnson was initially assisted in running the state by some key civil servants, including Administrative Secretary, Adeyemi-Bero, Finance Secretary, Folarin Coker, and the acting secretary to the Military Government, Howson-Wright and waited until April 1968 before appointing his commissioners.

He served in that capacity between 1966 and 1975 when he was compulsory retired by former Head of State, General. Murtala Mohammed

His tenure saw the building of major infrastructures in Lagos State.

A road, an avenue, and a sports complex in Mobalaji’s bear his name as well as a Housing Scheme at Lekki area of the State.

PR/OMOLARA OMOSANYA


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