Lagos State Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu has expressed sadness over the death of the first military governor of the state, Brig.-Gen. Mobolaji Johnson, who passed on Wednesday at 83.
Johnson died in Lagos after a brief illness.
Sanwo-Olu, in a condolence message signed by his spokesman Gboyega Akosile, described the late Gen. Johnson as a complete gentleman and officer. A dedicated Lagosian. Gen. Johnson contributed immensely to the development of Lagos State in particular and the nation in general.
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 Gen. 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 Gen. Mobolaji Johnson,’’ the governor said.agos State Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu has expressed sadness over the death of the first military governor of the state, Brig.-Gen. Mobolaji Johnson, who passed on yesterday at 83.