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First FCT minister Ajose-Adeogun is dead

Jul 3, 2023 #News

Chief Mobolaji Ajose-Adeogun, the first Federal Capital Territory minister (FCT) is dead. 

Adeogun died at the age of 96 on Saturday, July 1, 2023. Confirming his death, his family said 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.

“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.”

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