Fashola Pays Tribute to Johnson, Describes Him as an Illustrious Pioneer and a Man of Singular Vision


Minister of Works and Housing, Babatunde Fashola, has expressed deep sadness and condoled with the government and people of Lagos State over the death of the first military governor of the state, Brig. Gen. Mobolaji Johnson.

Fashola, who served as the 13th governor of Lagos State from 2007 to 2015, described Johnson as an illustrious pioneer, a man of singular vision, integrity and unwavering duty whose loss is “one that is shared by an entire nation.”

According to him, “General Johnson was a dedicated soldier and public servant and a loving husband and father. As the first governor of the newly created Lagos State in 1967, he faced immediate challenges in leading a restive federal capital territory. He handled those challenges with tremendous courage and unwavering grace.”

Noting that the late elder statesman established a strong administrative structure for the state, Fashola declared : “Beyond governing a state which was…

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