First Kwara military governor dies at 78

Kwara state map
Kwara state map

The first military governor of Kwara, David Bamigboye, a retired brigadier-general, is dead.

The younger brother to the deceased, Theophilus Bamigboye, also a retired Colonel, confirmed the death to the News Agency of Nigeria on Friday on the telephone.

He said the late military governor died on Friday during a brief illness in Lagos.

NAN reports that the deceased was born on Dec. 7, 1940, and was the military governor of Kwara between May 1967 and  July 1975.

He was credited with establishing the Kwara State Polytechnic in 1972.