Sat. Aug 15th, 2020

BREAKING: Lagos State’ First Military Governor Mobolaji Johnson Kicks The Bucket At 83

Mobolaji Olufunso Johnson, a retired Nigerian army brigadier-general and the first governor of Lagos state, is dead.
He died on Wednesday 30th 2019 around 4pm.
Johnson was born to the family of Joshua Motola Johnson and his wife, Gbemisola Johnson (née Dudley-Coker), his father was of Egba heritage and was a member of the Royal West African Frontier Force during World War II
Mobolaji Olufunso Johnson had five siblings including his brother, Femi Johnson Founder of Femi Johnson and Company of Ibadan
He served as governor of Lagos between May 1967 and July 1975 during the military regime of Yakubu Gowon.
He became a director of construction giant, Julius Berger Nigeria in 1979 and its chairman in 1996; a post he held until 2009.
He was aged 83.
Mobolaji Olufunso Johnson was appointed as the military administrator of Lagos state in 1966 by Aguiyi Ironsi, who was the head of state at that time.
The war veteran was also instrumental in developing the civil service in Lagos state.
He was compulsorily retired in 1975 by now-deceased Murtala Mohammed during the latter’s tenure as head of state.
His wife, Funmi, died in 2016.

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