The first military governor of Lagos State, Brig-Gen. Mobolaji Olufunso Johnson, is dead.

Johnson’s son, Deji, confirmed that the retired soldier who was aged 83, passed on in the late hours of Wednesday, 30th Oct 2019.

Johnson was first appointed by Aguiyi-Ironsi as the administrator the former federal territory of Lagos in 1966.

In May 1967, Lagos State was created and Johnson became the first governor of Lagos; the state was now composed of the old Federal Territory of Victoria Island, Ikoyi and Lagos Island plus the additions of Epe, Badagry, Ikorodu and Ikeja divisions.

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