Former Kwara governor, Bamigboye is dead

Former Kwara Governor, Femi David Lasisi Bamigboye, reportedly died in Lagos on Friday after a brief illness.

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The burial date of the late Former Kwara Governor, will be announced later as disclosed by a close family source. Before his death, Brigadier General Femi David Lasisi Bamigboye was the first Military Governor of Kwara State from May 1967 to July 1975, after it had been divided from the old Northern Region during the military regime of General Yakubu Gowon.

He is an Igbomina man from Omu Aran, Irepodun local government area. Born 7 December 1940, he was succeeded by late Ibrahim Taiwo, preceded by Hassan Katsina  His younger brother is Theophilus Bamigboye, another military ruler turned politician.

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.

In December 1972 he opened the new premises of Ola-Olu Hospital with accommodation for 35 beds. In 1977, some properties he owned in Ilorin were seized, not to be returned until 26 years later in May 2003. In 2009, his son was appointed the special assistant to the Kwara State governor.

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