News has emerged that Chief Mobolaji Ajose-Adeogun, the first minister of the Federal Capital Territory, has reportedly passed away. The renowned business magnate, aged 96, peacefully departed on Saturday, July 1, 2023.
In a statement penned by Oluremi Ajose-Adeogun on behalf of the family, the sad news of his passing was confirmed and obtained by newsmen on Monday.
The statement reads, ‘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
Prior to his demise, Ajose-Adeogun held the esteemed position of the chief of Ita-Aladan, Obun Eko, Isale Eko, Lagos. Throughout his career, he made significant contributions in renowned organizations such as Shell Petroleum Development Company, as well as the fields of manufacturing and real estate.
During his tenure as the FCT minister, Chief Mobolaji Ajose-Adeogun played a pivotal role in shaping the development of Abuja, Nigeria’s capital city. His visionary leadership and dedication to the task at hand left a lasting impact on the city’s infrastructure and urban planning.
The passing of Chief Mobolaji Ajose-Adeogun marks the end of an era, leaving behind a legacy that will be remembered and celebrated. His contributions to the nation’s capital and his tireless efforts to improve the lives of Nigerians will forever be etched in the annals of history.
As news of his demise spreads, tributes continue to pour in from across the nation, with political leaders, business tycoons, and citizens acknowledging his immense contributions and expressing their condolences to the Ajose-Adeogun family.