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The First Governor of Lagos, Mobolaji Johnson Is Dead

Mobolaji Johnson

The first military governor of Lagos State, Brig-Gen. Mobolaji Olufunso Johnson, is dead, news9naija reports.

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

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

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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 division

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