Chief Mobolaji Ajose-Adeogun was the first FCT Minister (Federal Commissioner/Chief Executive in charge of FCT) who contributed to the development of the FCT through his visionary leadership and the implementation of various initiatives. He focused on infrastructure development, community engagement, social welfare programs, and economic growth.
Ajose-Adeogun was 96 years old in 2023.
He was an accomplished oil and gas professional, who had an indelible impact on Nigeria’s real estate sector as the brains and hands behind the original Master plan of the FCT, where he was the first minister.
Also, Ajose-Adeogun worked for Shell Petroleum Development Company before becoming the Federal Commissioner for Cooperatives and Supply (August 1975) and, later, the Commissioner for Special Duties at the Federal Capital Development Authority.
When the Federal Capital Territory was established in 1976, Chief Ajose-Adeogun became the first Minister of the FCT.
Mobolaji Ajose-Adeogun Wife & Children
Little is known about his family, but according to some sources, he had a wife, children and even grandchildren.
Mobolaji Ajose-Adeogun Net Worth
His net worth is not available at the moment
Cause Of Death
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, 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.