Juliana Taiwo-Obalonye, Abuja
President Muhammadu Buhari has affirmed that the first Military Governor of Lagos State, Brigadier-General Mobolaji Johnson, laid a solid foundation for the development of infrastructure in the state and provided a good framework for the civil service.
According to a statement by Special Adviser to the President Media and Publicity, Femi Adesina, Buhari said this in his condolences to government and people of Lagos State over the death of Johnson at 83.
The President who also commiserated with family members, friends and associates of the former governor, noted that he had a distinguished career in the Nigerian Army, starting out as a cadet in 1959 and retiring in 1975.
Buhari said, the footprints of the first Governor of Lagos State, which was then the Federal Capital Territory, in promoting education and building durable health system will always be remembered.
President Buhari prayed that the almighty God will 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.