The governor of Kwara state Abdulfatah Ahmed has mourned the death of Brigadier General Femi David Lasisi Bamigboye, describing it as a huge loss to the state.

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Concise News had reported earlier that Bamigboye, who was the first Military Governor of Kwara state, died on Friday at the age of 78 in Lagos, Nigeria’s commercial city after a brief illness.

Reacting to his death, Governor Ahmed said the deceased made significant contributions to the development of Kwara state and lived a good life.

“I am deeply saddened by the death of the first military governor of Kwara State, Rtd. Brig-Gen. David Bamigboye. His death is a huge loss to Kwara State.

“We are consoled only by the fact that he made significant contributions to development of our state and lived a good life”, Governor Ahmed wrote on the micro-blogging site, Twitter.