Chief Mobolaji Ajose-Adeogun, First FCT Minister and Architect of Abuja’s Master Plan, Passes Away at 96

…By Larry John for TDPel Media. Chief Mobolaji Ajose-Adeogun, the first Federal Capital Territory (FCT) minister, has passed away at the age of 96.


His death was confirmed by a family member, Oluremi Ajose-Adeogun, in a statement released on behalf of the family.

The Passing of a Respected Patriarch:

In a statement obtained by our correspondent on Monday, the Ajose-Adeogun family announced the sad news of Chief Mobolaji Ajose-Adeogun’s demise.

He was not only their patriarch but also a revered figure as a father, grandfather, and great-grandfather.


With the titles FCIS, CON, JP, Chief Mobolaji Ajose-Adeogun had made significant contributions during his lifetime.

Contributions as FCT Minister:

Chief Mobolaji Ajose-Adeogun was appointed as the Minister by the General Muritala Mohammed military government.

During his tenure as the FCT minister, he played a crucial role in developing the Master Plan of Abuja.

His visionary leadership and planning skills helped shape the capital city during its formative years.

Meritorious Service Before FCT Ministry:

Prior to his appointment as the FCT minister, Chief Mobolaji Ajose-Adeogun had already demonstrated his commitment and excellence in public service.


He served with distinction as a two-term Federal Commissioner for Cooperatives and Supply in August 1975.

His dedication and competence earned him respect among his peers and superiors.

Federal Commissioner for Special Duties:

Recognizing his abilities, Chief Mobolaji Ajose-Adeogun was subsequently appointed as the Federal Commissioner for Special Duties in the Federal Capital Development Authority.

This appointment showcased his versatility and willingness to take on diverse responsibilities in the interest of national development.


The passing of Chief Mobolaji Ajose-Adeogun marks the end of an era and the loss of a remarkable statesman.


His contributions as the first FCT minister and his prior service in various government roles will be remembered with gratitude.

His vision and dedication have left an indelible mark on the development of Abuja and the nation as a whole.

The Ajose-Adeogun family mourns the loss of their beloved patriarch, while the nation pays tribute to a man who dedicated his life to public service.

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