- Tinubu, in his condolence message on the death of Johnson, described him as one of the true fathers of Lagos
- On his part, Gbajabiamila said Johnson would be remembered for his good leadership qualities
- Also, Agbaje said Lagos was blessed to have been nurtured at its inception by such a visionary man as Johnson
Political leaders in Lagos have commiserated with the family of late Brigadier-General Mobolaji Johnson, a former military governor of the state, who died on Wednesday, October 31, at the age of 83.
In his reaction to Johnson's death, Asiwaju Bola Tinubu, the All Progressives Congress (APC) national leader and former Lagos state governor, described the ex-military administrator as an essential Nigerian statesman and one of the true fathers of Lagos.
He also described him as a man of high integrity who served Lagos with dedication and determination.
Tinubu said this in a condolence statement issued by his media office on Thursday, October 31.
Also, the speaker of the House of Representatives, Femi Gbajabiamila, described the death of Johnson as painful.
Gbajabiamila, in a statement by his special adviser on media and publicity, Lanre Lasisi, said that Johnson would be remembered for his good leadership qualities and the foundation he laid for the development of the state.
Meanwhile, Jimi Agbaje, in his condolence message described Johnson as a man of impeccable and unassailable character who laid the foundation for modern Lagos.
Agbaje said Lagos state was blessed to have been nurtured at its inception by such a visionary, selfless and creative mind.
Legit.ng reported earlier that Johnson, the first military governor of Lagos state, died at the age of 83. The news was confirmed by his son, Deji.
Johnson was born on February 9, 1936 to the family of Joshua Motola Johnson and his wife, Gbemisola Johnson (née Dudley-Coker).
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