BREAKING: LASG Renames Onikan Stadium

In News 2019-12-03 12:11:44
BREAKING: LASG Renames Onikan Stadium
BREAKING: LASG Renames Onikan Stadium

By Maureen Ogolor


The Lagos Government has renamed the Onikan Stadium after late retired Brigadier-General Mobolaji Johnson.


Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu made this declaration at the Day of Tribute for late Johnson, the first governor of Lagos at Onikan Stadium.


The Onikan Stadium, a 5000 capacity stadium originally built in 1930 according to the governor, " moving forward will be called Mobolaji Olufunsho Johnson Stadium." 


The governor described the late Johnson as a dedicated Lagosian who contributed immensely to the development of Lagos in particular and the nation in general. 


According to Governor Sanwo-Olu, the late Johnson was a man of vision with a mission to see a modern Lagos evolve and manifest.


He also said every successive administration strived to build on the developmental structure and foundation of good governance laid by late Johnson.


Also speaking at the event, National Leader of the All Progressives Congress, Bola Tinubu said late Johnson was a man of integrity with impeccable character, a servant leader who laid a durable foundation for Lagos. 


Retired Brigadier-General, Mobolaji Olufunso Johnson was Lagos State governor from  May 1967 to July 1975 during the military regime of General Yakubu Gowon. He died on October 30, 2019, aged 83.