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David Bamigboye’s biography, fact, career, awards, net worth and life story

IntroNigerian politician and general
Is Politician
From Nigeria
Type Politics
Gendermale
Birth

7 December 1940

Age80 years

Brigadier General (retired) Femi David Lasisi Bamigboye (born 7 December 1940) was the first Military Governor of Kwara State from May 1967 to July 1975, after it had been split from the old Northern Region during the military regime of General Yakubu Gowon.
David Bamigboye is an Igbomina man. 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 thirty-five 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 is the special assistant to the Kwara State governor.