President Muhammadu Buhari has sent a condolence message to government and people of Lagos state over the death of the first Military governor of the state, Brigadier-General Mobolaji Olufunso Johnson (rtd).
The late general breathed his last on Wednesday, October 30, at the age of 83.
Legit.ng reports that the president, through a statement issued on Thursday, October 31, by his special adviser on media and publicity, Femi Adesina, described the deceased as a thoroughbred military general.
The president commiserated with family members, friends and associates of the former governor, who, according to him, had a distinguished career in the Nigerian Army, starting out as a cadet in 1959 and retiring in 1975.
The statement read:
“As the first governor of Lagos state, which was then the Federal Capital Territory, President Buhari affirms that Brigadier-General Johnson laid a solid foundation for the development of infrastructure in the state and provided a good framework for the civil service.
“The president notes that the late Johnson’s footprints in promoting education and building durable health system will always be remembered.”
President Buhari, therefore, prayed God to accept the soul of the departed, while calling on all leaders of the state and citizens to uphold the legacies of discipline and selfless service bequeathed by Brigadier-General Johnson.
Meanwhile, Legit.ng had previously reported that political leaders in Lagos commiserated with the family of late Johnson.