Lagos State Governor, Babajide Sanwo-Olu renamed the popular Onikan Stadium after the first Military Administrator of Lagos, Brigadier Mobolaji Olufunso Johnson on Tuesday.
The governor made the announcement at the Day of Tribute for the late Johnson which held at the newly reconstructed Onikan Stadium.
Sanwo-Olu said the stadium would now be known as ‘Mobolaji Olufunso Johnson Stadium’ in honour of the deceased.
“Johnson was a distinguished man and a great patriot and an accomplished administrator who re-engineered the modern Lagos. Although a soldier, he was never authoritarian and never ruled with an iron hand and that he ruled with a compassionate mind,” he said.
Sanwo-Olu further described him as a great man with many parts and said that the scope of his accomplishment was great.
“Johnson was a man with great foresight, a quintessential manager of resources. A symbol of humility, fairness and justice. He was in constant support of successive governments of Lagos State.
“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,” Sanwo-Olu added.