Profile Of Late First Military Governor Of Lagos Mobolaji Johnson

The first military Governor of Lagos State, Mobolaji Johnson, is dead.

He was aged 83.

It was learnt that the father of four died in a Lagos hospital on Wednesday.

The son of the late army brigadier, Deji, who confirmed the death, said he fought a long battle.

He said, “I am afraid to break the news to you that we have lost our dad. He fought a long and hard battle; unfortunately he could not make it. He passed on this afternoon (Wednesday).

“We just want his legacy to outlive him and we want people to honour his memory in a way he would want to be honoured.”

The late Johnson served under a former Head of State, Maj. Gen. Thomas Aguiyi-Ironsi, and was appointed the military governor of Lagos State by Ironsi’s successor, Gen. Yakubu Gowon.

He was governor from May 28, 1967 to July 1975.

At the inception of the Gen. Murtala Mohammed administration in 1975, Johnson was one of the two-state governors that was found not guilty of corruption by the three-man panel commissioned to investigate the various allegations of corruption among state governors.

He retired from the army in 1975 and went into private business.

He was for several years the Chairman of Construction giant Julius Berger.

Johnson, who lost his wife, Funmi, on Saturday, February 6, 2016, was survived by three sons and a daughter.


Chris Kehinde Nwandu is the Editor In Chief of CKNNEWS || He is a Law graduate and an Alumnus of Lagos State University, Lead City University Ibadan and Nigerian Institute Of Journalism || With over 2 decades practice in Journalism, PR and Advertising, he is a member of several Professional bodies within and outside Nigeria || Member: Institute Of Chartered Arbitrators ( UK ) || Member : Institute of Chartered Mediators And Conciliation || Member : Nigerian Institute Of Public Relations || Member : Advertising Practitioners Council of Nigeria || Fellow : Institute of Personality Development And Customer Relationship Management || Member and Chairman Board Of Trustees: Guild Of Professional Bloggers of Nigeria

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