Ajose-Adeogun, pioneer FCT minister, dies at 96

Ajose-Adeogun, pioneer FCT minister, dies at 96

Chief Mobolaji Ajose-Adeogun, the first minister of the Federal Capital Territory (FCT), is dead, according to a family source.

Aged 96, Jose-Adeogun, according to the report, died on Saturday, July 1.

A member of the family, Oluremi Ajose-Adeogun, confirmed his death in a statement

“The family of Chief Mobolaji Ajose-Adeogun has announced the passing away to the eternal glory of their patriarch, father, grandfather, and great-grandfather, Chief Mobolaji Ajose-Adeogun, FCIS, CON, JP.

“He was appointed as the Minister by the General Murtala Mohammed military government and was responsible for the Master Plan of Abuja during his time as the FCT minister.

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“Before he was appointed as the FCT minister, Chief Mobolaji Ajose-Adeogun had served meritoriously as a two-term Federal Commissioner for Cooperatives and Supply in August 1975.

“He was later appointed as the Federal Commissioner for Special Duties, Federal Capital Development Authority,” the statement said.

Ajose-Adeogun, until his death,  was the chief of Ita-Aladan, Obun Eko, Isale Eko, Lagos.

The late business titan had a distinguished career at Shell Petroleum Development Company and also in manufacturing and real estate.


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