Lagos State Governor, Mr. Akinwunmi Ambode on Monday, 8th February, 2016, expressed sadness over the death of the wife of the first Military Governor of Lagos State, Brigadier-General Brigader Mobolaji Johnson (rtd).
Funmi Johnson, died on Saturday at the age of 76 after a brief illness.
The Governor in a condolence message signed by his Chief Press Secretary, Mr. Habib Aruna, described late Funmi as an epitome of humility, uprightness and one who had passion for teaching.
He recalled her time as first lady of the state, saying she did not let the position her husband occupied to get into her, instead choosing to maintain her simple way of life.
“She was a virtuous woman. As wife of the military Governor, she still went about her normal duties. She was seen in the market, she related with her colleagues at the Yaba College of Technology and the Federal Training Centre as well as her friends as she used to before her husband became Governor. That for me is the height of humility,” the statement said.
While praying for the peaceful repose of her soul, he urged her husband, Brigadier-General Mobolaji Johnson (rtd), to take solace in the fact that she has gone to a better place and draw strength from the fruitful years they shared together.
Governor Ambode, who also on Monday visited the Lagos residence of the former military Governor in company of his wife, Bolanle and the State Attorney General and Commissioner for Justice, Mr. Adeniji Kazeem, commiserated with the children and relatives of the deceased, just as he prayed for the fortitude to bear the great loss.
“On behalf of the good people of Lagos, I want to express our heartfelt condolence to the family of Brigadier-General Mobolaji Johnson (rtd) on this great and irreparable loss”, he said.