Mobolaji Johnson, first military gov of Lagos dies at 83 - AMEBO ONLINE NEWSPAPER

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Mobolaji Johnson, first military gov of Lagos dies at 83

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It has emerged that the first governor of Lagos State, Brigadier General Mobolaji Johnson is dead. He died at83, our correspondent has learnt.
News of his demise filtered in late Wednesday  evening following the confirmation of his exit given by one of his children, Deji.
His came to the limelight after he was appointed to govern Lagos by the then  military head of state, Gen Yakubu Gowon after the 1966 brutal coup that saw to the overthrow of Major General Aguiyi Ironsi.
Johnson was born on February 9, 1936, and held sway in Lagos as governor between May 28 and July 1975, standing down after Gen Gowon was overthrown by Murtala Mohammed in 1975.

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