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Tears As Ex-Minister Dies At 96



Chief Mobolaji Ajose-Adeogun, the first minister of the Federal Capital Territory, reportedly passed away.

The 96-year-old business tycoon passed away on July 1, 2023.

Oluremi Ajose-Adeogun, a family member, confirmed his passing in a statement she made on the family’s behalf and that our correspondent was able to get on Monday.

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It read, “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 Muritala Mohammed military government and was responsible for the Master Plan of Abuja during his time as the FCT minister.

“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 added.

Ajose-Adeogun held the position of chief of Ita-Aladan, Obun Eko, and Isale Eko in Lagos until his passing. He also had a prominent career at Shell Petroleum Development Company as well as in manufacturing and real estate.

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