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Photos: Gowon, Obasanjo, others pay last respect, as Mobolaji Johnson is buried

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The remains of first Military Governor of Lagos State, Brigadier-General Mobolaji Olufunso Johnson was on Thursday buried at the Ebony Vault, Ikoyi, Lagos, Southwest Nigeria. Photos.

Earlier, a funeral service was held for him at the Hoare’s Memorial Methodist Cathedral, Yaba, Lagos.

At the funeral service were former Head of State, Gen. Yakubu Gowon (Rtd); former President, Olusegun Obasanjo; former Lagos State Governor, Babatunde Fashola and Lagos State Governor, Babajide Sanwo-Olu.

Former Head of State,General Yakubu Gowon (right), his wife, Mrs Victoria Gowon (2nd right) , Former President, Chief Olusegun Obasanjo (4th right), Hon. Minister of Works & Housing, Mr Babatunde Fashola,SAN(4th left), Senator representing Lagos Central Senatorial District, Senator Oluremi Tinubu (middle), former Minister of Defence, General Theophilus Danjuma ( 3rd right), Former Military Governors and Administrators in Lagos State, Col. Olagunsoye Oyinola (2nd left), Rear Admiral Ndubuisi Kanu(left), General Buba Marwa (3rd left) during the Funeral Service for the first Military Governor of Lagos State Brigadier- General Mobolaji Olufunso Johnson at the Hoare’s Memorial Methodist Cathedral, Yaba, Lagos on Thursday 5th December 2019. Photos.

Also at the event were Senator Oluremi Tinubu, former Minister of Defence, General Theophilus Danjuma, Mrs Victoria Gowon, former Military Governors and Administrators in Lagos State, Col. Olagunsoye Oyinola; Rear Admiral Ndubuisi Kanu, General Buba Marwa, former Governor of Cross River, Mr Donald Duke; Dr. Ibijoke Sanwo-Olu and several others.

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A huge crowd that spilled over to the main road of Herbert Macaulay Street, in Sabo, Yaba and adjoining streets causing traffic jam also witnessed the last rite of passage for the late General.

L-R: Children of the deceased, Mr. Seyi Johnson; Dr. Omobola Johnson; Lagos State Governor, Mr. Babajide Sanwo-Olu and his wife, Dr. Ibijoke during the funeral service for Brigadier-General Mobolaji Johnson at the Hoare’s Memorial Methodist Cathedral, Yaba, on Thursday, December 5, 2019. Photos

The memorial service was officiated by Most Rev Obafemi Adeleye, the Archbishop of the Diocese of Lagos Mainland of the Methodist Church Nigeria, Rev Oluwole Kuyebi, the host church’s presbyter and minister in charge, among others.
After the service, the remains of Johnson was driven to Ebony Vault, Ikoyi, for interment.

Hon. Minister of Works & Housing, Mr Babatunde Fashola,SAN (2nd left), former Minister of Defence, General Theophilus Danjuma (right), Senator representing Lagos Central Senatorial District, Senator Oluremi Tinubu (2nd right) and former Military Administrator in Lagos State,General Buba Marwa (left) during the Funeral Service for the first Military Governor of Lagos State Brigadier- General Mobolaji Olufunso Johnson (Rtd) at the Hoare’s Memorial Methodist Cathedral, Yaba, Lagos on Thursday 5th December 2019. Photos

R-L: Lagos State Governor, Mr. Babajide Sanwo-Olu, with children of the deceased, Dr. Omobola Johnson and Mr. Seyi Johnson during the funeral service for Brigadier-General Mobolaji Johnson at the Hoare’s Memorial Methodist Cathedral, Yaba, on Thursday, December 5, 2019. Photos

Hon. Minister of Works & Housing, Mr Babatunde Fashola, SAN (right) former Military Administrators in Lagos State, Col. Olagunsoye Oyinola (2nd right), Rear Admiral Ndubuisi Kanu (2nd left), and former Governor of Cross River, Mr Donald Duke (left) during the Funeral Service for the first Military Governor of Lagos State Brigadier- General Mobolaji Olufunso Johnson at the Hoare’s Memorial Methodist Cathedral, Yaba, Lagos on Thursday 5th December 2019. Photos

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