Bamigboye, Kwara’s first Military Governor is dead

The first military governor of Kwara retired Brig.-Gen. David Bamigboye is dead.

His younger brother, retired Col. Theophilus Bamigboye, confirmed the death on Friday.

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

The deceased was born on Dec. 7, 1940, and was the military governor of Kwara between May 1967 and July 1975 after it had been split from the old Northern Region during the military regime of General Yakubu Gowon.

He is an Igbomina man. In 1968 he created the Kwara State Ministry of Education, with a department to handle Scholarship/Bursary matters. In 1971 he announced a decision to establish the Kwara State Polytechnic, which came into existence in 1972.

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