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First Military Governor of Kwara, Bamigboye dies after a brief illness


The first Military Governor of Kwara state, Brigadier General Femi David Lasisi Bamigboye, has reportedly passed away.
The retired General died on Friday at the age of 78 in Lagos, Nigeria’s commercial city after a brief illness.
Bamigboye ruled Kwara from May 1967 to July 1975, after it had been divided from the old Northern Region during the military regime of General Yakubu Gowon.
The deceased, who was born December 7, 1940, preceded Hassan Katsi and was succeeded by late Ibrahim Taiwo.
Bamigboye created the Kwara State Ministry of Education in 1968 with a department to handle Scholarship/Bursary matters.
In 1971 the late retired General announced a decision to establish the Kwara State Polytechnic, which came into existence in 1972.
The funeral rites of the late Bamigboye will be announced later.

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