Babajide Sanwo-Olu, the governor of Lagos State, on Tuesday, renamed the popular Onikan Stadium after the first military administrator of the state, Brigadier Mobolaji Olufunso Johnson.
Sanwo-Olu said this at the Day of Tribute organised for the late Johnson at the newly reconstructed Onikan Stadium.
According to the governor, the stadium will now be known as Mobolaji Olufunso Johnson Stadium.
The governor extolled the virtues of Johnson, whom he described as a distinguished man, great patriot and an accomplished administrator, who re-engineered the modern Lagos.
He said Johnson was not authoritarian, but ruled with a compassionate mind despite that he was a soldier.
Sanwo-Olu further described him as a great man with many parts, saying that the scope of his accomplishment was great and referred to him as a quintessential manager of resources.
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According to him, Johnson was a man with great foresight, and a symbol of humility, fairness and justice.
“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,” he said.
Earlier, Bola Tinubu, former governor of the state and National Leader of the All Progressives Congress (APC), had extolled the virtues of Johnson, describing him as a man of integrity.