The first military governor of Kwara State, retired Brig.-General David Bamigboye is dead.
The younger brother to the deceased, retired Col. Theophilus Bamigboye, confirmed the death to the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Friday(September 21, 2018) on the telephone.
He said the late military governor died in Lagos on Friday at the of 78 years after a brief illness.
Late Bamigboye born on December 7, 1940. He was the military governor of Kwara between between May 1967 and July 1975.
He was credited with establishing the Kwara State Polytechnic in 1972 among other projects he established.
Meanwhile , the Kwara State Governor, Dr Abdulfatah Ahmed has condoled the family of Brig. General David Bamigboye (rtd) and the entire Omu-Aran community in Irepodun Local Government, over the demise of the Septugenarian and first Military Governor of the state.
A statement by the Chief Press Secretary to the Governor, Abdulwahab
Oba, said the Governor received the news of the death of Gen. (Rtd)
Bamigboye with rude shock and described it as a colossal loss to the
“The vacuum left by the demise of the former Governor particularly at
this transition period”, the governor said, “will be difficult to fill
up, considering his advice and wisdom”.
The statement described the deceased as an embodiment of humility and
fear of God, saying that the government and the entire Kwarans will
miss him for his selfless service to the state.
It added that Late General Bamigboye will remain evergreen in the
history of the state for his laudable achievements as the first
Governor and for laying a solid foundation for the growth and
development of the state.
Governor Ahmed prayed God to grant the deceased eternal rest and the
family, Omu-Aran community, government and entire Kwarans the
fortitude to bear the irreparable loss.