The first Military Governor of Kwara state, Brigadier General David Bamigboye is dead. According to a source, he died in Lagos on Friday.
The source also revealed that the past military leader died at the age of 78 during a brief illness, adding that the burial date would be announced later.
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.
David Bamigboye 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.