BREAKING: Tears, Lamentation As Former Minister Dies, Official Confirms

BREAKING: Tears, Lamentation As Former Minister Dies, Official Confirms

  • Chief Mobolaji Ajose-Adeogun, who served as the first minister of the FCT under the Murtala Muhammed military regime, has died
  • The business mogul was reported to have died at 96, and his death was confirmed on behalf of the family by Oluremi Ajose-Adeogun
  • Ajose Adeogun was the one that reportedly designed the master plan of Abuja when he was in office as the first minister of the FCT

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Ikeja, Lagos - Chief Mobolaji Ajose-Adeogun, the first federal capital territory (FCT) minister, has reportedly died.

According to The Punch, the business mogul died on Saturday, July 1, at 96.

Chief Mobolaji Ajose-Adeogun/FCT/Abuja/Minister
The first minister of the FCT has died at 96 Photo Credit: FCT, Abuja
Source: UGC

How Chief Mobolaji Ajose-Adeogun, first FCT minister, died

Oluremi Ajose-Adeogun confirmed the death of the octogenarian on behalf of the family in a statement on Monday, July 3.

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The statement partly 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."

According to the statement, the late elder statesman was appointed by the military government of General Murtala Mohammed. He was the brain behind Abuja's Master Plan when he was in office as the FCT Minister.

All you need to know about Chief Mobolaji Ajose-Adeogun, the first FCT minister

Before he was appointed minister of the FCT, Chief Mobolaji Ajose-Adeogun earlier served as a two-term federal commissioner for Cooperatives and Supply meritoriously in August 1975.

The statement added that the late minister was appointed Federal Commissioner for Special Duties for the Federal Capital Development Authority.

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Chief Mobolaji Ajose-Adeogun attended the CMS Grammar School in Lagos between 1940 and 1946 before he moved to the School of Oriental and African Studies at London University.

He also attended the University College London, where he obtained the Cambridge School Certificate with exemption from London Matriculation; Inter LL.B. (London).

Lagos: Anxiety as Naval rating is gunned down earlier reported that Lagos community has been thrown into fresh tension as a naval rating is gunned down by some suspected gunmen.

The Naval officer, who was reportedly on his own, was shot by the suspected gunmen in the Ajegunle in the Ajeromi-Ifelodun LGA of the state.

Some residents in the community are already panicking over the claim that some naval officers had promised to avenge the death of their colleague but the Naval authority had warned them against such a move.


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