The first Minister of the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) Abuja, Mobolaji Ajose-Adeogun, has passed on.
The business titan aged 96 died on Saturday, July 1, 2023.
His death was confirmed by a member of the family, Oluremi Ajose-Adeogun, in a statement she wrote on behalf of the family which was obtained by newsmen on Monday.
An accomplished oil and gas professional, the deceased had an unforgettable impact in the real estate sector in Nigeria, being the brains and hands behind the original Master plan of the FCT, where he was the first minister.
“He was appointed as the Minister by the 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, 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.