From Femi Oyelola, Kaduna
The Chairman of Yoruba Traditional Council of Obas and Chiefs in the Northern States and Abuja, Ambassador Muhammadu Arigbabuwo has described the demise of the first military governor of Lagos State, Brigadier-General Mobolaji Johnson (rtd), as a great lost to the Lagos people, Yoruba race and Nigeria.
He stated this in a statement made available to the media in Kaduna yesterday.
According to the royal father, Mobolaji Johnson is one of the people that laid a solid foundation for Lagos State and his contribution to the unity of the country cannot be estimated.
He prayed that the soul of late General Johnson rests in peace.
Born on February 9, 1936, Johnson became governor of Lagos State in May 1967 until he retired from the Nigerian Army in July 1975 during the military regime of General Yakubu Gowon