Sanwo-Olu eulogizes late General Mobolaji Johnson

October 31, 2019
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Governor of Lagos state, Babajide Sanwo-Olu has described late Brigadier General Mobolaji, first military governor of the state as a complete gentleman and officer who in his lifetime contributed to the development of Lagos state.

Mobolaji Johnson, 83, died in Lagos on Wednesday after a brief illness.

Sanwo-Olu, who in a condolence message signed by his Chief Press Secretary, Mr. Gboyega Akosile, expressed sadness over the death of General Johnson, noted that the late General contributed immensely to the development of Lagos state in particular and the nation in general.

Governor Sanwo-Olu recalled General Johnson’s time as the first Military Governor of Lagos State from May 1967 to July 1975, when the late administrator brought visible infrastructural development to the state.

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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Sanwo-Olu, who described the late Gen Johnson as a man of vision with a mission to see a modern Lagos evolve, noted that the vision had started to manifest in what we see today as every successive administration strives to build on the developmental structure and foundation of good governance laid by late General Johnson.

The Governor reminded Lagosians that the best way to immortalise the deceased is to ensure that good governance spreads to every facet of the society.

“We must ensure that the people enjoy the dividend of democracy. Development must touch the lives of the people directly. This is the best way to immortalise the late Mobolaji Johnson because this is virtue he lived for.’’ Sanwo-Olu stated.

“On behalf of the Government and people of Lagos state, I want to express my sincere and heartfelt condolences to the family of late Brigadier General Mobolaji Johnson.’’

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