BREAKING: Lagos first military gov Mobolaji Johnson dies

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

Truetellsnigeria gathered that Mobolaji, who was born on February 9, 1936, died on Wednesday (today), aged 83.

As Military Governor of Lagos State, he was in office between May

28, 1967 and July 1975, under the military regime of General Yakubu Gowon.

His father was of Egba heritage and was a member of the Royal West African Frontier Force during the World War II.

His grandfather’s last name was previously Osholero, but he changed it to Johnson after the priest who converted him to Christianity.

The Johnson family moved to Lagos during the early parts of the 20th century.

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