Lagos State Governor, Babajide Sanwo-Olu, has renamed the popular Onikan Stadium after the first military administrator of the state, Brigadier Mobolaji Olufunso Johnson.
Sanwo-Olu made this announcement during the Day of Tribute event held for the late military administrator at the newly remodelled Onikan Stadium.
Before declaring the new name of the arena, the governor extolled the virtues of the late Brigadier Johnson, describing him as a distinguished man and an accomplished administrator who re-engineered the modern Lagos.
Sanwo-Olu also noted that even though the late administrator was a soldier, he was never authoritarian and never ruled with an iron hand. Instead, he ruled with a compassionate mind.
“He was always willing to offer the right counsel. He was a regular feature of most of the ground-breaking events in Lagos State. His indelible reward for service remained intact and without blame. The projects he executed are still visible today,” the governor said.
Former governor of the state, Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu, who was present at the ceremony, also extolled the virtues of late Johnson, describing him as a man of integrity.
Late Mobolaji Johnson was governor of Lagos between 1966 and 1975 before he was compulsorily retired by former Head of State Gen. Murtala Mohammed.